BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Extended Certificate In Applied Science

What is the Course About?

This course will enable you to develop and apply core knowledge and scientific skills in biology, chemistry and physics. BTEC Applied Science is a vocational qualification, which means that the emphasis is on learning about the world of science employment in engaging, relevant and practical ways. In doing so, you will develop valuable transferable skills, including the ability to collaborate effectively, to use a range of scientific equipment competently and safely, and to produce both practical and research reports.

What will I study?

Course Level: Equivalent to 3 GCSE’s

The core units for this course are as follows:

  1. Principles of Science

  2. Chemistry and our Earth

  3. Energy and our Universe

  4. Biology and our Environment

  5. Applications of Chemical Substances

  6. Applications of Physical Science

  7. Health Applications of Life Science

  8. Scientific Skills

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What are my progression and career options?

Successful completion of the course could lead to further study at UCM at Level 3 or employment.

How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed using a combination of internal assessments (coursework assignments) and external assessments (exams).

Entry requirements

Preference is usually given to students with GCSE’s in Maths (D), English (D) and Science (D). Applicants will complete an aptitude test prior to enrolling on the course.

For extenuating/exceptional circumstances the entry requirements may be reviewed by the programme team.