Course Duration
1 Year
Location
Burslem Campus
Course Cost
£ 1100.00
Do I have to pay this fee? These courses receive government funding, and some learners will be eligible for FREE tuition if they meet specific criteria. Some L code courses at Level 3 to 6 may also have an Advanced Learning Loan available for learners aged 19 and over.
Course Code
FL5017
Start Date
06/09/2022
Start Time
-
Day
Mon - Fri

Course Summary

This is a practical, work related course which will prepare you for a career in science or progression to further study. It will give you a good understanding of the three main areas of science: biology, physics and chemistry. You will explore science as an industry, its related services and what jobs and careers are available. You will get hands on experience in the laboratory where you will develop your scientific skills. In chemistry you will learn to identify and analyse solutions and compounds. In physics you will undertake experiments involving electricity, circuits, forces and more. In biology you will learn about foods, grow bacterial cultures, test plant tissue for DNA and look at disease. You will study a variety of units including

* Chemistry and our Earth
* Biology and our environment
* Applications of chemical substances
* Chemical analysis and detection
* Healthy applications of life science
* The living body
* Working in the science industry
* Scientific investigation



Course Requirements

Entry Requirements

Ideally 4 GCSE’s at grade 2/3 or above which includes a single science or combined science and 2/3 combination of maths and English. Alternatively, a BTEC Introductory Certificate or Diploma, appropriate NVQ Level 1, or another relevant Level 1 or Foundation qualification, including a Level 1 functional skills in maths and English. You will have a pre-induction interview/assessment to make sure this is the right level for you. However, we will consider each application on an individual basis.

How Is It Assessed

This is mainly coursework based however there are two units which are external exams which you need to pass to achieve your qualification. The main forms of coursework assessment are written assignments, assessed practicals and PowerPoint presentations.

How Is It Taught

This course is taught through a mixture of classes, online learning, lab practicals and project work. There are also some field trips and company visits. This is a 34 week full time course with about 16 hours per week. You are also expected to do assignment work in your own time.

What Could I do Next

Students that have successfully completed this course could progress to the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Biomedical).

What Else Do I Need To Know

You will study GCSE maths and English alongside if you have not already achieved a grade 4 or above in these subjects.

Entry Requirements

Ideally 4 GCSE’s at grade 2/3 or above which includes a single science or combined science and 2/3 combination of maths and English. Alternatively, a BTEC Introductory Certificate or Diploma, appropriate NVQ Level 1, or another relevant Level 1 or Foundation qualification, including a Level 1 functional skills in maths and English. You will have a pre-induction interview/assessment to make sure this is the right level for you. However, we will consider each application on an individual basis.

How Is It Assessed

This is mainly coursework based however there are two units which are external exams which you need to pass to achieve your qualification. The main forms of coursework assessment are written assignments, assessed practicals and PowerPoint presentations.

How Is It Taught

This course is taught through a mixture of classes, online learning, lab practicals and project work. There are also some field trips and company visits. This is a 34 week full time course with about 16 hours per week. You are also expected to do assignment work in your own time.

What Could I do Next

Students that have successfully completed this course could progress to the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Biomedical).

What Else Do I Need To Know

You will study GCSE maths and English alongside if you have not already achieved a grade 4 or above in these subjects.

Related Careers

Career

Science, Engineering and Production Technicians n.e.c.

Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of technical support functions not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 311: Science, Engineering and Production Technicians.

Career

Natural and Social Science Professionals n.e.c.

Jobholders in this unit group perform a variety of scientific research and related activities not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 211: Natural and Social Science Professionals.

Career

Business and Related Associate Professionals n.e.c.

Job holders in this unit group advise on the effectiveness of an organisation’s procedures, systems and methods and perform other business and related functions not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 353: Business, Finance and Related Associate Professionals.