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Applied Science Level 1


Type: Full Time

Subject: Science


Start Date: 02 September 2019

Fee: Please contact the Information Centre for fee information

Course Length

1 Year


Level 1

Who is it for

This science course is ideal for school–leavers who are interested in a career in bioscience, environmental science, food technology, forensic science, quality control and research, analytical science or education.

You will develop your skills and interest in science and learn practical skills as well as the related theory. The course will also develop your use of English and maths along with communication and teamwork.

Interview Skills Assessment

You will be required to attend a Welcome Event – details will be provided upon application.

What will I need

No formal qualifi cations are required to study at this level.

What is covered

Students study four mandatory core skills units which are:
• Unit 1: Being organised
• Unit 2: Developing a personal progression plan
• Unit 3: Working with others
• Unit 4: Researching a topic

Science units will include a combination of biology, chemistry, physics and forensics subjects: (subject to change)
• Unit 6: Carrying out a scientifi c experiment
• Unit 7: Identifying variation in plants and animals
• Unit 8: Measuring waves used in technology
• Unit 10: Making a useful product
• Unit 11: Cause of disease
• Unit 12: Investigating crime scene evidence

What can this course lead to

On successful completion of this course and the achievement of English and maths at grade D/3 or equivalent Functional Skills you can progress on to Applied Science Level 2 and then on to Applied Science Level 3 or an Access to HE course.

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