Do you have an interest in research? discovering how diseases are caused or how we invent new medicines?
This course offers a mixture of hands-on practical activities, industry visits and study into the theory of science. Studying this course will provide you with the expertise knowledge and skills you need to progress in your science career, students will graduate into top unverisities to study, pharamacy, radiography, biomedicine and many more.
Whist styuding this qualifciation you will also have the opportnity to gain work experiments in scienctific environments, most of our learner will join pharmacys or shadow professional. This combined with our enrichment programmes will allow you to gain a competitive edge when applying for your next steps.
Level 3 Foundation Applied Science Learner: “I feel academically supported in this college, they have so many resources to help me excel on this course and some cool labs. At this college they are enriching me with skills to become a young adult, they are helping me in my studies to progrees to my next steps. Staff take the time to understand who I am and where I want to be, this makes the college feel more personalised.”
This course consists of two separate qualifications. In your first year of study, you will work towards the Level 3 90-Credit Diploma, you will be learning the basis of Chemistry, Physics and Biology. Alongside practising your practicals skills, we explore experiments in genetic engineering, creating your own blood smears and making medicine.
Following successful completion of this qualification, you will be able to progress to the Extended Diploma. Our Extended Diplomas offer equivalent UCAS points to studying 3 A Levels. This year you will perfect your skills in the laboratory and even have the ability to carry out your own research project.
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You will need:Four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language, Maths and Science (Combined Science, or two individual Sciences) or an equivalent Level 2 qualification at Merit or aboveAll applicants must have an interview and assessment to confirm that the course is suitable for them.
Assessment is continuous throughout the year, this course provides a mixture of completing written assignments and projects as well as and performing practical work that is assessed internally within the college allowing you to experiement with all assessment styles. There will also be some written examinations, assessed externally via Pearson, the BTEC awarding body.
If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, it will be free. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.
This course will help you to move on to higher level courses, such as a Bachelor of Science, or to pursue employment in the science industry, 95% of our learners progress onto universities to study Pharamacy, radiography and many more. Other learners have joined apprenticeships schemes and employment.