The BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Applied Science is a practical work-related course. You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. The course will introduce you to the sciences and provides a good basis for you to progress onto a more advanced qualification.
For this course you will need to have achieved one of the following:
• 4 GCSEs 3 or above, including Science and Maths
• A Level 1 qualification (e.g. BTEC Level 1 Diploma) in a Science related subject with Functional Skills Maths at Level 1 or above
On receipt of your application to study this course you will be invited to attend an admissions interview with a member of the teaching team to discuss the course and its requirements further.
During this course you will study a total of seven units. Three core units will provide a general
foundation and four specialist units will introduce you to particular topics in more depth.
• Chemistry and our earth
• Energy and our universe
• Biology and our environment
• Investigating human behaviour
• Exploring our universe
• The living body
• Growing plants for food
Alongside your main programme of study you will also study either GCSE or Functional Skills in English and Maths if you have not achieved a GCSE grade 4 or above. If you have achieved a grade 4 or above in GCSE English and Maths, you will engage in extending these skills through a Directed Study Programme.
All BTEC Level 2 Diploma units are assessed through project, assignment work and examinations. Each unit is graded Pass, Merit, or Distinction and then an overall grade of Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* is awarded on completion.
GCSE and Functional Skills qualifications are assessed through external examination and portfolio work.
On successful achievement of this course you may wish to:
• Apply to study the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Applied Science
• Pursue a career in science or a laboratory
Additional help and support is available should you require it and you can discuss this at your interview.
For further information, advice and guidance call The Learner Experience Team on 01625 410062.
Duration and Times
Start date: 04/09/2023
End date: 28/06/2024
Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Days of week: M Tu W
Number of Weeks: 34