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Applied Science Level 2


Type: Full Time

Subject: Science

Level: 2

Start Date: 01 September 2020

Fee: Please contact the Information Centre for fee information

Course Length

1 Year


Level 2

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.

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