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Applied Science (Level 1 BTEC Introductory Diploma) (16 – 18) — Full-time

Course outline

This course is perfect if you like science and want to explore the various science-related careers open to you in the future.

You’ll learn about:

  • Biology and nature
  • Healthy living and the human body
  • An introduction to forensics and using scientific equipment
  • Making chemical products
  • Measuring waves used in technology

You can expect to study in our modern laboratories with friendly and knowledgeable tutors. You’ll complete a portfolio of work that demonstrates your expanding knowledge of science and you’ll get to progress your literacy and numeracy skills whilst gaining a qualification to recognise your achievement.

How to apply for this course

Apply online to start in 2023/24.

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Location Date
111 Canal Street
Nottingham
NG1 7HB

Start: Monday 4th September 2023

Course code: C021863 / Q021864

Qualification

Pearson BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Applied Science

Duration

1 year

Level Level 1
Entry requirements

You’ll need 4 GCSEs at grades 3–1 (D–G), including English Language and Maths at grades 3–1 (D–G), or a relevant Entry 3 vocational qualification. With this you will be asked to sit an initial assessment and this must show that you are ready to study English and Maths at Level 1. If your results are lower than this, don't worry, we'll find the right course for you.

This course is for students aged 16-18.

Progression

Choose to follow with further study at Nottingham College on our Level 2 Applied Science course, or choose to specialise further into one of our other sciencerelated Level 2 options. After then completing a Level 3 course you can progress towards a career as a nurse, occupational therapist, forensics officer, paramedic or lab technician, for example.

Additional information

Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees.

If you are an EU/EEA or Swiss National, please visit our EU Settled Status scheme page for more information.

New for 2022 – new science centre

A brand new £1.2m science and innovation centre will open in September 2022, offering purpose-built higher level technical facilities for students studying in the fields of biology, chemistry, forensics, pharmaceuticals and dental technologies.

A suite of brand new industrial grade machinery and equipment, including a bench-top NMR scanner, a high performance liquid chromatogram, UV, IR and Mass spectrometers, and for Forensic Science, bespoke ‘crime scene houses’, a blood spatter room and state-of-the-art finger print analysis equipment, have been made possible thanks to a grant from the Office for Students of over £1m.

This is a huge investment in science-related facilities and resources and ensures our science students have access to the very best, industry-leading equipment and tools available.