Applied Science Level 2 BTEC Extended Certificate

22336W0 | Parson's Walk Centre, Wigan
Start Date | 06/09/2021
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Is this course for me?

Many scientists are remembered throughout time for the amazing impact they have on the world in which we live. A career in science can be intriguing and fulfilling. Our practical, work-related courses will develop your skills and knowledge, and the confidence to progress towards laboratory based employment, or university study. This is a practical, work related course. It develops the skills and knowledge to enable you to perform a scientific role in industry, commerce and science related employment. It is an assignment based course covering three key areas: Biology, Chemistry and Physics with emphasis on the work of scientists and technicians.

What will I study?

The Applied Science programmes cover three key areas: Biology, Chemistry and Physics, with an emphasis on the work of scientists and technicians. At Level 2 you will study a wide range of topics including: chemistry and our earth, energy and our universe, and biology and our environment.

How long is the course?

Full time for one academic year

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be through assignments, coursework, projects and two external exams.

What qualifications do I need?

A minimum of 5 GCSE subjects graded 9-3 or equivalent including maths or English.

What can I progress onto?

You can progress on to the Applied Science Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma or into employment. Following Level 3 you can go on to university study and choose from a wide range of degrees, including the HND in Applied Biology at the University Centre Wigan & Leigh College. Career prospects include Analytical Scientist, Astronomers, Biochemist, Biological Scientist, Biomedical Scientist, Clinical Scientist, Food Scientist, Forensic Scientist, Geoscientist, Microbiologist, Pharmaceutical Scientist, Research Technician

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Course Fees

16-18 Year Olds 19+ year olds Free for eligible learners? Is Loan Available?
£497.00 Yes No

Exam Fee


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