Why Should You Take This Course?
A strong background in a wide range of physical and life science subjects can provide an opening for many careers and higher education courses. Successful completion of this course will also provide evidence of good personal organisation and the ability to meet deadlines.
The diploma course contains 18 units covering a broad spectrum of topics across Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Maths. The diploma is equivalent to three full A Levels.
The units studied include:
- Physiology Of Human Body Systems
- Chemical Laboratory Techniques
- Using Mathematics In Science
- Using Science In The Workplace
- Medical Physics Techniques
The course involves a substantial amount of practical work and is assessed by a portfolio of written evidence, there are no examinations.
How will I be assessed?
Each unit is internally assessed by written work in a portfolio and successful work is awarded a pass, merit or distinction grade. All work is subject to external verification and all units must be successfully completed to obtain the extended diploma.
Are there any special expenses?
There are no special expenses.
What could I do next?
The diploma is an exciting opportunity for students wishing to follow a career in a range of applied scientific disciplines such as forensic science, applied biology, applied chemistry and applied physics. It allows progression onto applied science courses at University.