Applied Science Level 2
Type: Full Time
Start Date: 01 September 2020
Fee: Please contact the Information Centre for fee information
Who is it for
This practical 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.
Interview Skills Assessment
You will be required to attend a Welcome Event – details will be provided upon application.
What will I need
4 GCSEs at grade 3/D or above and must include English, maths and science.
What is covered
Mandatory units will include:
• Principles of science
• Chemistry and our earth
• Energy and our universe
• Biology and our environment
• Applications of chemical substances
• Applications of physical science
• Health applications of life science
• Scientific skills
Additionally there are several optional units covered:
• The living body
• Science in medicine
• Chemical analysis and detection
• Exploring our universe
How is the course assessed
Two mandatory units will be externally assessed by examination. All other units will be continually assessed throughout the course, consisting of a variety of coursework assignments involving practical tasks and written work. Students need to be organised with their coursework completion in order to meet strict deadlines.
What can this course lead to
You can progress on to a qualification such as the Level 3 Applied Science in Forensics or Biomedical or other level 3 qualifications such as health studies, IT,
electronics, engineering or an Access Diploma.