Applied Science Diploma Level 2

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    Full Time

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    One Year

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    September 2019


The Level 2 Applied Science Diploma is suitable for those who are interested in science subjects including developing specialist laboratory, and work-related practical skills that are designed for a range of roles. This is course is also suitable for those who need an equivalent GCSE science qualification. You will be provide with the knowledge, understanding and skills that are needed to prepare you for employment.

This qualification also provides progression on to Level 3 Applied (Medical) Science.

What will I do?

During the Level 2 Applied Science Diploma, you will study a variety of units in biology, chemistry and physics including:

  • Chemistry and Our Earth
  • The Living Body
  • Designing and Making Useful Devices in Science

The College have three fully equipped laboratories which are used extensively and you will carry out regular laboratory practical sessions each week and develop laboratory skills which prepare you for progression.

You will be expected to complete work experience as part of the course outside of College hours.

A variety of trips and guest speaker will also be planned throughout the year.

If you have a Grade 2 or below in English or maths, you can study towards either a PASS in Functional Skills Level 2 or a GCSE grade 4-9. Once you have achieved either qualification, you will not be required to undertake any further English or maths.

Full time 16-19 learner with a Grade 3, must study towards a GCSE grade 4-9.

The entry qualifications for the Level 2 Applied Science Diploma are four GCSEs at grades D or above (New GCSE grade 3 or above) including English and Maths (or equivalent).

The Applied Science Diploma will take you one year to complete. You will attend College for four days a week. There will also be an expectation of independent study.

You need to complete work experience outside of normal college hours. You will be expected to carry out independent study.

The Applied Science Diploma is free, if you are under the age of 19 on 31 August of the year you start the course.

If you are aged 19+, this course will cost £ £1200
If full course payment is made on the first day of the course a discount may apply.

Fee remission may apply depending on personal circumstances, please enquire with the Registry Department for further information on 01205 365701

Please note that all fees are subject to change.

The Applied Science Diploma is 40% practical and 60% theory. All assessment is via course work and practical observations while you are working in the laboratories.

Successful completion of the Applied Science Diploma can provide progression on to the Level 3 90 Credit Applied (Medical) Science course at Boston College or an Apprenticeship.

Additional costs include £50 for trips.

You may be eligible for financial assistance through the College's Bursary scheme and Be Brilliant Foundation.

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