Science (Applied)


This two year vocational 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

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

Science-based courses and nursing.

Topics you'll cover


  • Key science concepts in biology, chemistry and physics
  • Quantitative laboratory techniques
  • Calibration
  • Chromatography
  • Calorimetry
  • Laboratory safety.


  • Planning a scientific investigation
  • Biological molecules and metabolic pathways in chemical reactions.

Assessment and Qualification

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

Course entry requirements

  • GCSE science (double award or a single science) at five or above plus a minimum of four GCSEs at four and above, including English and maths
  • Good school reference including attendance and behaviour
  • Making a good impression at the college pre-enrolment interview.

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.