The BTEC Level 1 introductory diploma in Applied science is an ideal starting point for anyone wishing to pursue further education or to the world of work.

This new BTEC Introductory course will prepare you to develop key progression skills in areas such as problem solving, communication and research and Learners will develop the necessary transferable and sector skills to progress more quickly. The qualifications prepare learners for progression to Level 2 BTEC or other study programmes and a career working in the applied science industry or an organisation that uses science to develop underpinning knowledge and scientific skills.

You will study four mandatory scientific principles units and six specialist units, from the following: Being Organised, Developing a Personal Progression Plan, Working with Others, Researching a Topic, Measuring Waves Used in Technology, Carrying Out a Scientific Experiment, Investigating Crime Scene Evidence, Practical Actions to Protect the Environment, making a Chemical Product, and Investigating Variations in Plants and Animals.

The study programme will include Functional Skills in English, Mathematics and study skills.
You will also have the opportunity to take part in work experience for a week, which will enable you to develop your employability skills further.

Learners study this course in preparation for:

  • employment in Science
  • Learners wishing to gain a Level 2 qualification to support further study in

Further Education (FE) in Science.

It’s designed as a one-year, full-time course of study.

BTEC Firsts are QCF Level 2 qualifications designed to provide specialist work-related qualifications in a range of sectors. They give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment. The qualifications also provide career development opportunities for those already in work. This course includes a series of practical and theoretical topics from biology, chemistry and physics giving you enough depth and breadth to continue onto a career or course in many fields of science.

Whilst on the course, you will study 6 units such as:

  • Biotechnology Procedures and Applications;
  • Working in a Science-Based Organisation;
  • Biology and Our Environment;
  • Energy and Our Universe;
  • Chemical Analysis and Detection;
  • Health Applications of Life Science;
  • The Living Body;
  • Applications of Physical Science;
  • Chemistry and Our Earth.

We offer

  • New modern laboratories
  • Industry visits and talks offered on your programme, field trips
  • Work placements available

Learners will have access to:

  • scientific magazines
  • the internet, relevant DVDs, simulation models
  • a well-equipped laboratory
  • materials/apparatus/equipment and/or laboratory instruments/sensors
  • computers, DVDs and suitable texts, appropriate science and maths software packages to name a few

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 90-credit Diploma in Applied Science shares the common purpose of helping people to become occupationally ready to take up employment in the applied science sector at the appropriate level. This can follow either directly after achieving the qualification, or via the stepping stone of Higher Education (HE) in university or college. By studying a BTEC Level 3 National, learners develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required by the sector, including essential employability skills, and apply them in real work contexts.

The Edexcel BTEC Level 3 90-credit Diploma in Applied Science (Medical Science) is a 90-credit qualification that consists of four mandatory units plus optional units that provide for a combined total of 90 credits Pearson BTEC Level 3 90-credit Diploma in Applied Science qualification is equivalent in size to one and a half A levels.

It has been designed to develop a common core of knowledge including:

  • fundamentals of science

  • scientific practical techniques

  • working in the science industry

  • and scientific investigations and allowing them the opportunity to study in more depth a range of option areas such as:

  • Microbiological Techniques

  • Biochemistry and biochemical techniques

  • Industrial chemical reactions

  • Electrical circuits and their applications

  • Physiological investigations