Applied Science First Diploma

Entry Requirements:
A range of 3/2 or D-E grades. Students who do not have English and Maths at grade C/4 or above will be required to take a qualification in these alongside.

Why Should You Take This Course?
If you would like to gain a Level 2 qualification in science which is the equivalent of 3 GCSEs, then this course is for you. After this course you could progress onto Level 3 courses at the College and it is an excellent stepping stone on to the BTEC Extended Diplomas in Applied Science or Health and Social Care.

Course content
The course consists of a broad range of science topics including physics, chemistry and biology units.
You will cover a total of 12 units including:
Principles of Science
Chemistry and our Earth
Energy and our Universe
Biology and our Environment
How will I be assessed?
Some units are internally assessed by written work in a portfolio and successful work is awarded a pass, merit or distinction grade. Work will include a range of practical and written skills. Other units are assessed through an exam that can be sat at 3 occasions through the year. Your ability to plan and analyse practical investigations is also assessed under exam conditions.
Are there any special expenses?
There are no special expenses.
What could I do next?
Successful students could progress to a Level 3 BTEC course or into employment.

How to apply for this course

2018-2019 ENTRY: Apply for this course by completing an online form
2018-2019 ENTRY: Download an Application Form to fill in and post