Course overview

Applied Science Level 3 City of Bristol College

This full-time, two-year Extended Diploma in Applied Science course is for school leavers aged 16-18.

You can continue your education through applied learning and progress to higher education courses. The qualification is wide-ranging and equivalent to three A Levels.

You can choose to study this course for one year and achieve a Foundation Diploma. This is a popular option for students wishing to top-up.

During your second year, you can pick from two pathways:

  • Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Analytical and Forensic Science)
  • Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Biomedical Science).

Dates and applications

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Applied Science Level 3 College Green Centre
Bristol
Course Code
LGF1856C01-1
Dates
09/09/2024 - 20/06/2025
Duration
1 years
Days
Date/Day(s) Being Finalised
Hours per week
12.56
Start Time
09:00
Location
College Green Centre
Fee
This course costs £2882. If you are aged 16-18 and looking to study full time; you will not pay any tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, you may also be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
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Course Code Dates Duration Days Hours per week Start Time Location Fee
LGF1856C01-1 09/09/2024 - 20/06/2025 1 years Date/Day(s) Being Finalised 12.56 09:00 College Green Centre
This course costs £2882. If you are aged 16-18 and looking to study full time; you will not pay any tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, you may also be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
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Additional information

Who is this course for?

This Extended Diploma in Applied Science course is for young people aged 16-18. It is suitable for people who want to continue their education through applied learning and who aim to progress onto higher education courses.

What you'll learn

This Extended Diploma in Applied Science course will see students study for two years over a range of mandatory and optional content provides a balance of breadth and depth.

You will develop the transferable and higher order skills which are valued by higher education providers and employers. For example, the study of applied science particularly encourages development of skills such as evaluation, analysis and synthesis.

Modules you will study includes principles and applications of science, practical scientific procedures techniques, investigative project, contemporary issues and biomedical science.

Course entry requirements

5 x GCSE’s at grade C/4 or above including English Language, and Maths.

For STEM subjects can be more specific e.g. Engineering – 4 x GCSE’s at grade C/4 or above including English Language, Maths and science. Science and/or maths must be grade 5.

Alternatively, a BTEC Level 2 in Engineering (overall Grade Merit) with Merits in the Mathematics and Science units, and GCSE grade C/4 in both English Language and Mathematics.

We will invite you to a course information meeting event where you will receive information, advice, and guidance about the course you have applied for. This will be an opportunity for you to gain valuable information about the course and give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

You will need to provide a copy of your last school report and / or a reference from an employer or relevant professional, this will include attendance. This is to ensure we can support you to be able to achieve well on the course.

Applicants with 85% or below attendance will have been deemed not to have met this criteria. All applicants are given an opportunity to discuss any evidence- based mitigating circumstances that may have affected the reference / school report.

We are firmly committed to finding the right course for you to ensure that you can flourish.

Talk to us today if you have any concerns about the application process, we are here to help take you to the next level.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

During this course, you will be asked to complete a range of internally assessed units with most demonstrating a practical element.

You will also complete coursework an assignment-based tasks and will be assessed using a grading scale of Distinction, Merit, Pass and Unclassified. In year one of the study programme you will be required to undertake 30 hours of work experience relevant to the sector, during timetabled and holiday periods.

You will also be assessed through external exams.

Future career and study opportunities

After successfully completing the first year of this course, you can progress onto year two or seek employment. The second year of the course offers the opportunity to specialise in one of two pathways: Biomedical Science or Analytical and Forensic Science.

The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as meeting admission requirements for many relevant courses. Whichever route you take, you would be able to enter courses such as BSc (Hons) in Chemistry with Analytical Science, BSc (Hons) in Forensic Science or a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Applied Science.

Additional costs

As a City of Bristol College student, you may incur additional costs to attend your course. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel and stationery.

Applied Science students need to pay for a City of Bristol College lab coat.

Many courses offer learning opportunities that you may need to pay for. This may include things like study visits and visiting speakers. We will let you know in advance if there will be additional costs.

If you are on a limited income, you may be able to receive help from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

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