The course is composed of 11 individually assessed units. These units are studied throughout the year in a way that allows you to grow your qualification. The topics covered in this qualification are:
You will also work towards improving your English and Maths skills through a GCSE or Functional Skills.
This is a full time Level 1 Applied Science qualification. It provides a good foundation in science and a progression route into the Applied Science or any other Science related course at Level 2 such as Engineering, Health and Social Care or Sport. However, in order to be recommended to go onto these courses you must show your teacher that you are up to Level 2 work by submitting high quality assignments by the deadline.
You will be taught in a variety of ways including lectures, practical work, group and pair work as well as self-directed study.
Assessment will be by assignments, presentations, observation of practical work and practical lab written reports. Each unit studied will use one or more of these assessment methods.
You will be expected to provide your own file to keep your assignments and stationary but other materials will be provided.
BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Applied Science
BTEC Level 2 Diploma
In addition to the time spent in classes in College, you will be expected to spend several hours per week on self-directed study.