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Full Time - To be arranged
This subject is part of the full time A level Programme. To apply for this subject you need to apply for the A Level or Combined Programme
A Level Programme - You will need to choose 3 or 4 AS Levels to study the A Level Programme
Combined Programme - You will need to choose 1 or 2 AS Levels combined with a vocational option. Vocational options include: Applied Science, IT, Business, Criminology, Law, Sports and Exercise Sciences, or Health and Social Care.
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Please Note - These fees are for the 2018/19 Academic Year and are subject to change annually. Fees are payable for each year of study.
Days, Times and Fees for Part Time and HE courses are subject to change. HE Tuition Fees will be confirmed April 2018.
This is a ‘vocational course’ designed to provide you with a practical learning experience in science. It is suitable for learners that wish to pursue a career in science or a science related occupation.
You will require 5 GCSEs Grades A*- C including Maths, English Language and a Science equivalent.
You will be invited to attend an interview, and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy, to establish any support required.
What will I study?
Year one includes units that cover the fundamental topics of the three science disciplines, practical techniques and develops the understanding of practical, legal and organisational aspects essential to those working within the science industry. A BTEC Certificate in Applied Science is equivalent to an AS Level qualification.
Year two includes specialist units such as Human Physiology*, Biochemistry* and Chemical Laboratory Techniques*. These develop skills within specialised areas of science. A BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Science is equivalent to a full A Level qualification.
*These units may be substituted for alternatives.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed continuously through assignment based coursework.
Career Opportunities and Progression
On successful completion of this course many learners apply to university and are offered places to study courses such as Applied Biology, Zoology, Animal Science, Nursing, Microbiology, Nutrition, Biochemistry, Parasitology, Dental Technician/Nursing or Veterinary Nursing, Radiography [Diagnostic or Therapeutic], Hospital Technician [there is an enormous variety of types], Operating Theatre Practitioners or any career involving numerous types of laboratory work. Whatever degree that you may chose it is worth noting that Biological Sciences graduates have a very high employability rating. A number of learners go directly into employment or move onto an apprenticeship programme.