Course overview

Applied Science Level 2 City of Bristol College

This is a full-time, one-year Pearson BTEC Level 2 First Diploma in Applied Science. The course will give you an engaging, robust, broad-based introduction to applied science principles.

This course for school leavers aged 16-18.

You will study English and Maths alongside your practical science learning. This will help you progress onto Level 3 courses.

Additional information

Who is this course for?

This course is for young people aged 16-18 who may wish to explore a vocational route through a full-time course.

This course is designed to inspire and enthuse school leavers who wish to achieve a career in the science sector, develop the opportunity to gain a broad understanding and knowledge of the industry and support progression to more specialised Level 3 courses.

What you'll learn

This course will allow you to understand theory and application.

You will cover modules such as:

  • the principles of science
  • health applications of life science
  • scientific skills
  • how scientific theories are formulated
  • investigating a crime scene.

Employers value employees who are able to communicate effectively both verbally and using electronic communication methods. The qualification provides opportunities for you to develop your communication skills as you progress through the course. This can be achieved through presentations and in discussions where you have the opportunity to express your opinions.

Course entry requirements

To join this course, you will need four GCSE Grade 3 (D) or above including English Language, Maths and Science. You will also need a recommendation from your school detailing your passion and enthusiasm for science.

You will be given an initial assessment before joining the course. There are two pathways through the course including the Extended Certificate and the Award in Applied Science. Your assessment results and previous learning will determine the level you study at.

This course for school leavers aged 16-18.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

During this course, you will carry out vocationally specific workplace case-study materials, listen to visiting speakers and local employers and use trade journals to study. The Pearson BTEC Level 2 First Diploma in Applied Science has eight mandatory units and a choice of eight units from 16 optional specialist units.

You will be assessed through external exams.

Future career and study opportunities

After successfully completing this course, you can move on to seek employment at a junior level in companies which manufacture pharmaceuticals, computer-chip technology materials or food products. You can also work for companies which investigate the causes of diseases or help to combat pollution.

You could progress from this qualification to related vocational qualifications, such as BTEC Level 3 Diploma and extended Diploma, specifically the Pearson BTEC Level 3 in Applied Science, including the Forensic Science and Medical Science endorsed pathways from which our students then pursue courses such as nursing, midwifery, radiography, forensics, psychology.

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.

To keep everyone safe, we’ve reduced the number of people in our buildings at one time. Most of our courses include sessions taught at the college supported by online learning. 

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Fees and applications

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Applied Science Level 2 College Green Centre
Bristol
Course Code
LGF1662C01-1
Dates
01/09/2021 - 01/07/2022
Duration
1 years
Days
Tues Weds Thurs & Fri
Hours per week
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Start Time
09:15
Location
College Green Centre
Fee
This course costs £993. 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
LGF1662C01-1 01/09/2021 - 01/07/2022 1 years Tues Weds Thurs & Fri Enquire 09:15 College Green Centre
This course costs £993. 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.
Apply

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