The course is 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.
This qualification will enable you to progress to a wide range of University Degree Courses, including: biomedical sciences, biochemistry, pharmacology, radiology, dental technology, physiotherapy, midwifery, nursing etc. Alternatively, this qualification can lead to direct employment in a science-related area, such as laboratory work.
Please note that 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