BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Applied Science

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General information

The BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Applied Science has been developed in the science sector to provide learners with the opportunity to:

  • Gain a nationally recognised Level 2 vocationally specific qualification.
  • Develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.
  • Gain an appropriate vocational qualification prior to entering employment in the science sector.
  • Enable learners to consider their relationship with the scientific community and their responsibilities towards the community and the environment.
  • Progress to vocational qualifications e.g. Edexcel BTEC Level 3 qualifications.

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General information

The BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Applied Science has been developed in the science sector to provide learners with the opportunity to:

  • Gain a nationally recognised Level 2 vocationally specific qualification.
  • Develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.
  • Gain an appropriate vocational qualification prior to entering employment in the science sector.
  • Enable learners to consider their relationship with the scientific community and their responsibilities towards the community and the environment.
  • Progress to vocational qualifications e.g. Edexcel BTEC Level 3 qualifications.

Course content

Examples of the topics you will study on this course include:

  • Chemistry and our Earth
  • Energy and our Universe
  • Biology and our Environment
  • Applications of Chemical Substances
  • Applications of Physical Science
  • Health Applications of Life Sciences
  • Investigating a Crime Scene
  • The Living Body
  • Chemical Analysis and Detection
  • Functional Skills in Mathematics and English

Teaching and assessment

This course is assessed by a variety of methods such as projects, practical work, internally assessed assignments, research and coursework. During the course students will build up a portfolio of evidence of their achievements in the various coursework activities. There are no formal examinations however short unit tests may be used to assess understanding and achievement.

The course will be delivered using a mixture of theory and practical work and assessed through set assignments. Practical work will be assessed by tutor observation and by written assessment.

Entry requirements

You must be at least 16 years old to participate in this course.

You should have 4 GCSEs, grades A*- D or equivalent, or Foundation Learning qualification of at least 37 credits with Functional Skills English at Level 1.

A computer marked assessment of numeracy and literacy will be completed prior to the first week of the course and the results are used to ensure you are enrolled onto a course to suit your abilities. Mature students without the above qualifications may also be admitted to the course. Accreditation of prior learning will be offered. Other combinations of qualification may be considered in some circumstances.

Additional course costs

Students are required to provide their own laboratory coat, scientific calculator and stationery. Lab coats and other essential items are available to purchase from the college. We do not provide textbooks or recommend particular reading lists.

Progression

The majority of our learners go on to study the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Applied Sciences whilst others choose to enter further education in other curriculum areas.

Alternatively, the course will prepare you for work within a wide range of science-based careers or apprenticeships.

Dates and times

Full time students are required to attend College on three days per week. Part time students must be employed within a science based organisation and will attend College on one day per week. Additional work will need to be completed outside of timetabled hours.

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