Applied Science - Level 3 Foundation Diploma - CCCG
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Applied Science - Level 3 Foundation Diploma


Start Date: 2 September 2024
Duration: 1 Year
Attendance: Full Time
Level: Level 3
Location: Tottenham Centre
Suitable for: 16 - 18
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Start Date: 2 September 2024
Duration: 1 Year
Attendance: Full Time
Level: Level 3
Location: Enfield Centre
Suitable for: 16 - 18, Adults
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This course offers a mixture of hands-on work, industry visits and study in the theory of science. You will also visit places of scientific interest to learn about the history of science, and visit working scientific facilities to see how theory is turned into practice.

This course consists of two separate qualifications. In your first year of study, you will work towards the Level 3 90-Credit National Foundation Diploma. 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 and will have a progression route to university.


The topics covered in the first year are:

  • Unit 01 - Principles and Applications of Science
  • Unit 02 - Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques
  • Unit 03 - Science Investigation Skills
  • Unit 04 - Laboratory Techniques and their Application
  • Unit 08 - Physiology of Human Body Systems
  • Unit 09 - Human Regulation and Reproduction

The topics covered in the second year are:

  • Unit 5 Principles and Applications of Science II
  • Unit 6 Investigative Project
  • Unit 7 Contemporary Issues in Science
  • Unit 12 Diseases and Infections
  • Unit 13 Applications of Inorganic Chemistry
  • Unit 14 Applications of Organic Chemistry
  • Unit 21 Medical Physics Applications


You will need:

  • Three 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 (and Functional Skills in English and Maths at Level 2.

All applicants must have an interview and assessment to confirm that the course is suitable for them.


Assessment is continuous throughout the year through completing written assignments and projects as well as performing practical work that is assessed internally within the college. There will also be some written examinations, assessed externally via Pearson, the BTEC awarding body.


Aged 16-18

If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31st August prior to the start date of your course and you have the legal right to remain in the UK for the duration of your programme then your study with us will be free. Please see here for the documents you will need to show us.

Some courses will have other associated costs, such as for specialist materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support, see here for details.


On successful completion of this course, you will progress onto the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science or you are able to apply for a Science Apprenticeship.


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Leonard George

Leonard has 33 years of Science teaching experience; of which to date has spent 21 years in the College of Haringey, Enfield and Northeast London (CONEL) alone. Leonards’ educational training is in a BSc in Biochemistry, an MSc in Applied Human Biology and a PGCE (post-16).

Leonard possesses a diverse knowledge of professional practice. In autumn 2018, Leonard undertook a one-week STEM-sponsored internship in the departments of Medicine, Dentistry and Cell Biology research at Queen Mary University of London, alongside the university teaching staff in their professional practice.

Leonard’s professional teaching and assessment are on Levels 1 - 4 Science classes (also being their tutor). He mentors new staff colleagues commencing their teaching in the Science department. Being in the teaching profession from a very young age has enabled him to share his own pedagogical experience and understanding alongside colleagues with a considerable sense of natural disposition concerning various academic scenarios. 

Aside from his experience (over three decades) of teaching Science, Leonard is a very pragmatic and compassionate practitioner, with a keen eye for detail and suitable application of knowledge in the teaching profession. In character, he is quite affable (down-to-earth and approachable), adaptable and dependable. Thus, in his professional practice, Leonard shares his innate virtues of human understanding, patience, the need for appropriate support, and developmental feedback. Overall, a reflective approach to teaching has been the key to consistency and improvement throughout his professional practice.

Chiranjib Ray

Chiranjib works as a Lecturer of Physics and Chemistry at CONEL. Chiranjib has been teaching for 13 years in secondary schools and FE colleges. Chiranjib teaches Chemistry and Physics to BTEC Applied Science cohorts from Level 1 to Level 3. Chiranjib also teaches BTEC National Diploma in Engineering.

In their previous role as Head of Science at Acland Burghley, Chiranjib managed 12 teachers and two technicians. Chiranjib was responsible for the management, organisation and coordination of teaching of three science subjects from Year 7 to Year 13. Chiranjib taught AQA Chemistry to A Level students and the BTEC Level 3 students. Chiranjib also taught science to mix ability sets from Year 7 to Year 11 and a Separate Science Physics set in Year 11. Chiranjib was also the tutor of a Year 12 cohort.

Chiranjib guided tutees in writing their personal statements for UCAS applications and wrote their references. Chiranjib was the lead IV for BTEC. Chiranjib has a thorough knowledge of different systems and processes, including 4 Matrix, ALPS, SIMS, Moodle, Markbook and Enhanced Result Analysis tool. Chiranjib has compiled detailed reports on GCSE and A Level result analysis and made presentations to the SLT and the Governors. 

Chiranjib completed a BSC (Hons) in Chemistry, a BEng in Biochemical Engineering, an MBA in Finance, PGCE with QTS, QTLS, NPQML, and NPQSL (ongoing). Chiranjib is reluctant to accept underachievement and strives hard to achieve outstanding results for students and continue to improve their life chances by working in a team.

Sing-Hi Wang Molina

Qualifications: Ms. Sc. (Eng) Chemical Engineering, Abo Akademi University, Finland. Chemical Engineer, Universidad de Chile, Chile.

Sing-hi joined CONEL in August 2023. She began her teaching career in 2019 and spent the next three years working as a Chemistry Lecturer at UCSH, a private Chilean university. During her leisure hours, she takes on the role of an instructional designer specialising in higher education. To date, she has actively contributed to the creation of over a dozen online courses. She has also worked as an external project evaluator for CORFO, a Chilean government agency that oversees a variety of programs aimed at generating economic development.

Before teaching she spent about 7 years working as a researcher in the pulp and mining industries. After a successful career as a researcher, she decided to take the leap and initiated a project aimed at making science more accessible to the general public. It entailed creating various workshops tailored for children and adolescents, to ignite their interest and curiosity in science and programming.

Her desire to combine her two passions, science and education, inspires her to work daily on improving her abilities as a science lecturer, all in the pursuit of ensuring her students not only learn but also thrive in their educational journeys.

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