This is a two year full-time course designed to provide experience of activities carried out by scientists. It allows students to apply and build on their existing science knowledge, skills and understanding in an industry-related context. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be qualified to seek employment or undertake further study, such as HND/degree courses in an applied science-related subject.
Unit 01: Fundamentals of Science
Unit 02: Working in the Science Industry
Unit 03: Scientific Investigation
Unit 04: Scientific Practical Techniques
Unit 05: Perceptions of Science
Unit 06: Using Mathematical Tools for Science
Unit 09: Informatics for Science
Unit 11: Physiology of Human Body Systems
Unit 16: Chemistry for Biology Technicians
Unit 29: Physiological Investigations
Unit 07: Mathematical Calculations for Science
Unit 08: Using Statistics in Science
Unit 12: Physiology of Human Regulation
Unit 13: Biochemistry and Biochemical Techniques
Unit 15: Microbiological Techniques
Unit 18: Genetics and Genetic Engineering
Unit 20: Medical Physics Techniques
Unit 30: Medical instrumentation
Unit 43: Diseases and Infections
Assessment is carried out through a wide variety of internally set and marked assignments. These will include traditional written and word processed assignments, research tasks, practical investigations, presentations, field trips, industry visits, work placements and a very enjoyable residential trip to Brecon Beacons. Some units will be assessed through externally assessed examination.
This qualification will enable you to progress to a wide range of degree courses including: Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry, Pharmacy, Radiology, Dental Technology, Physiotherapy, Midwifery, Nursing and Sports Science. Alternatively, it can lead to direct employment in a science-related area, such as laboratory work.
PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to become a doctor, veterinary surgeon or dentist you will be required to complete an additional access/foundation course organised by the accepting medical school.
In addition to our Programme Entry Requirements, applicants must also meet specific Course Entry Requirements:
Grade 4 in Core Science, Grade 4 in Additional Science and Grade 4 in Maths
BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Science with Merit and Grade 4 in Maths