Applied Science

Summary

This two-year Applied Science course will introduce you to the principles and applications of science. It will expand your knowledge of scientific procedures and techniques and give you a good understanding of biological molecules and metabolic pathways. You will learn how to perform experiments, analyse data and draw conclusions. In addition, you will be encouraged to undertake course-related work experience.

Level: Vocational (level 3)
Type: Single award

Course Details

Begin with the end in mind

POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS:
Laboratory technician, nurse, food development technician, conservation warden, water quality expert, environmental manager and microbiologist technician.

POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS:
Science-based courses, Nursing, and other healthcare-related subjects.

Topics you'll cover

YEAR ONE:

  • Analytical chemistry
  • Basic chemical reactions
  • Cell structure and function
  • Waves

YEAR TWO:

  • Scientific investigation skills
  • The musculoskeletal system
  • The lymphatic system
  • The digestive system.

Assessment and Qualification

  • Two external assessments
  • Exam board: Pearson
  • BTEC National Extended Certificate (level three)
  • Equivalent to one A Level.

Course entry requirements

At least five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language, Maths and a science.

Additional information

During your studies you will have access to extra materials and activities as part of your course. These extra items (such as equipment, study guides and workbooks etc.) are built into the normal day-to-day running of our courses and so we ask students to make an annual payment towards these additional costs.

 A copy of our course payment breakdown can be course payment breakdown.