Why Should You Take This Course?
If you want to gain a Level 3 qualification in Science in combination with other subjects, then this may be the course for you. If you would like a portion of your qualification to come from coursework, then this course is more suitable than A Level Science courses. This is equivalent to an A Level and needs to be studied alongside other Level 3 qualifications.
In the first year all students will study Principles and Applications of Science and Practical Scientific Procedures. In the second year students will study Scientific Investigation Skills along with one additional Biology unit.
How will I be assessed?
You are assessed through a portfolio of work which will include a range of practical and written skills. Two units will be assessed through an external examination, one of which involves a practical carried out under controlled conditions.
All units must be successfully completed in order to obtain the Extended Certificate.
What could I do next?
The Extended Certificate can lead to a career in a range of scientific disciplines. It allows progression onto courses at University when studied alongside other Level 3 qualifications.
If you wish to apply for 2020-2021 academic year, please complete the online application form.