Advanced Learner Loan applicable
What entry requirements do I need?
You will need a minimum of: 5 GCSEs grade A*/9 - C/4 including English, Maths and Science.
What will I learn?
During this two-year course you will develop the lab skills and knowledge to help you to progress into a career in laboratory science.
Over the duration of the course you learn about science in a more applied way, developing skills in independent learning, lab work, and research. You will learn about the principles and applications of science, practical scientific procedures, and gain scientific investigation techniques and skills. You will also gain an understanding of how to work safely in a laboratory and competently use lab equipment. You may also be able to obtain a Forensic Science Qualification as part of the course.
You will also develop an appreciation of the competencies, skills and knowledge required for Higher Education and employment in science-based careers.
You will learn about:
- Principles and application of science
- Practical lab techniques
- Research and Investigation skills
Your assessments will be coursework-based, and will include specific unit assignments, presentations, tests, observation of practical work and practical lab written reports.
What could I progress on to?
Once you have completed the course you will have the opportunity to study a wide range of university courses, both within and outside the science curriculum.
You may also look to start your career in the industry and work towards becoming a Forensic scientist, or Crime scene investigator.
There may be some additional costs during the course for trips and visits to further your learning.
Additional Course Details for 19/20
Study Year Year 1 Course code 1102 Course name BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Applied Science Campus Station Plaza Campus Study mode Start date 09/09/19 Duration 34 week (s)