Anyone interested in pursuing a career in Science such as biomedical science, radiography, forensic science or psychology should consider this diploma, a fascinating course that encompasses a wide range of science areas. To be successful you need to be a committed, independent learner with a strong work ethic with a genuine interest in science.
You will require a Merit in BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Applied Science (60 credits), and a standard of literacy and numeracy supported by a general education equivalent to 6 GCSE's at A* - C (8/9 - 4/5) including science, additional science, mathematics and English language, as well as a reference from your last/current school.
You will study a wide range of science units based on biology, chemistry and physics. These units cover many diverse aspects of scientific investigation, as the idea is to gain both a theoretical and practical feel for this field of study.
All units will be assessed and graded, and an overall grade for the qualification is awarded. To achieve a pass grade for the qualification you must complete and achieve a minimum of a pass in all units. There are 6 units in the first year, 4 are internally set controlled assessments and 2 are externally set exams/assessments.
At the end of the first year you will achieve a BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Applied Science which is equivalent to 1.5 A levels, if you progress and complete the second year you will achieve a BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Applied Science which is equivalent to 3 A levels.
Please complete an application form and return it to the College - either online, by post or in person at one of our campuses.
Yes, you will need to meet with a member of staff for an interview and initial assessment.
Students will need to purchase a lab coat for use in all practical lessons, as well as textbooks and other support material.
To apply or enrol for this course you must first create an account with the College. This is a simple process that should not take more than a few minutes.
If you have any difficulties with applying online or have any other questions please Contact Us, or call 020 8266 4000. Please note this is not a 24 hour helpline.