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Applied Science (Level 2 BTEC Extended Certificate) - Full-time

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Course outline

This course is perfect if you enjoy all things science, have a passion for problem solving and investigation and a good eye for detail.

You’ll learn the principles of science and study all three sciences, including chemistry and our earth; energy and our universe; and biology and our environment. You will also have the opportunity to develop your skills in maths and English.

You can expect hands-on practical learning combined with gaining a good grasp of theory. You will study in our specialist laboratories and be taught by highly skilled and experienced tutors. You’ll get a great insight into the career paths available across a range of scientific careers.

How to apply for this course

It is no longer possible to start this course this academic year.

You will be able to apply for September 2021 soon.

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Location Date
Location to be confirmed
Due to the COVID-19 crisis this course will start at another college campus and may move to the City Hub later in the year.

Start: 7th September 2020

Course code: C000481 / Q002646

Qualification

Pearson BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Applied Science

Duration

1 year

Level Level 2
Entry requirements

You’ll need 4 GCSEs at grades 9–3 (A*–D), including English Language and Maths – one of English Language or Maths must be grade 9–4 (A*–C) (Functional Skills Level 1 can be used as equivalent to GCSE grade 3 (D) and Functional Skills Level 2 can be used as equivalent to GCSE grade 4 (C) or above.

Assessment

Assessment is mainly by portfolio building and based on the continual assessment of assignments throughout the year and two externally assessed exams

Progression

Choose to follow with further study at Nottingham College with our Level 3 Applied Science programme or with one of our other science-related Level 3 options. Career paths in the future include jobs such as: forensics investigator, scene of crime officer, laboratory scientist or other biology-related disciplines.

Additional information

Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, check out our Financial Help page for information on fees and funding!

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