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.