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This practical, work related course will prepare you for a career working in the applied science industry or an organisation that uses science to develop underpinning knowledge and scientific skills. It is equivalent to 4 GCSEs at grades A*-E and provides a good basis to go on to more advanced qualifications.

You will study scientific principles and science and the world of work, plus four specialist units from the following: chemistry and applications, physical science applications, biological systems, working in science, anatomy and physiology, environmental science, plants and food, forensic science and science in medicine.

  • About the Course

    You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. You will focus on a particular area and develop a range of specialist skills and knowledge.

    The course is made up of 3 core units and optional units that give a combined total of 60 credits.

    You will study the mandatory (core) units: 

    • Chemistry and our earth
    • Energy and our universe
    • Biology and our environment.

    Plus 9 optional units from the following list:

    • Applications of chemical substances
    • Applications of physical science
    • Health applications of life sciences
    • Practical scientific project
    • Science and the world of work
    • Working in a science-based organisation
    • The living body
    • Monitoring the environment
    • Growing plants for food
    • Investigating a crime scene
    • Science in medicine
    • Using mathematical tools in science
    • Designing and making useful devices in science
    • Chemical analysis and detection
    • Exploring our universe
    • Electronics in action
    • Biotechnological procedures and applications
    • Science in the world
    • Investigating human behaviour.
  • Entry Requirements

    2 or more GCSEs at grade D / grade 3 or above, one of which must be science or successful completion of a relevant Level 1 course and English reading and writing skills at Level 1-2. If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Progression

    If you gain a Merit or Distinction, you can progress to the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science.

  • Assessment Method

    The course is assessed by means of assignments which are graded, and you will also receive an overall grade for the qualification. One unit will be externally assessed - the awarding body will set and mark an integrated vocational assignment.

How to Apply

Please click the apply now button and fill out the online application form. An adviser will be in touch regarding interview dates.


Course Info

Courses for 16-18 years

Total fees £1,699.00

Full Time

Level 2

Location Isleworth

Start Date 02/09/2024

BTEC Level 2 Diploma


Dr. Anjana Pal
Lecturer in Chemistry & Biology, Curriculum Leader, HND Applied Biology

“I have 18 years of experience in Biology and Science. I have a PHD in Cytogenetics. I enjoy working with students of varied backgrounds and capabilities, supporting any learning needs. I specialise in HND Biology with specialisation in Genetics and Biochemistry”

Dr. Anjana Pal

Halima Taoual
Applied Biology HND

Halima completed the HND and progressed to third year in Biomedical Science at Greenwhich University and successfully graduated. She is currently doing her Masters at Greenwich and looking forward to working in Genomic Medicine in the future.

Halima Taoual
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