Level 2 BTEC Diploma in Applied Science



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What is the programme structure?

It is a modular programme with nine units studied during the year. The course is delivered largely through laboratory practical work, investigations, lectures and visits.

The nine units include Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Maths and Forensic. You will learn the skills required to carry out a range of laboratory tasks, complete a number of assignments and attend classes to gain an appropriate level of knowledge in these subjects.

Who is the programme for?

For those students who have a keen interest in science and who also wish to improve their practical skills in the laboratory. Students wishing to continue on to L3 programmes after this course.

How long does it take to complete?
1 year

What qualifications do I need?

4 GCSEs at grade D or above or equivalent.

What does it include?

This course includes a Study Programme to provide learners with a coherent and enriching curriculum which will provide them with the academic, social and employability skills to progress to further or higher education or employment.

The content of the study programme is designed to broaden the learner experience beyond the main qualification of study.

The key theme of Study Programmes at Level 2 will be the development of occupational skills in a selected vocational area and the development of personal, social and employability skills with a view to raising aspirations.

As well as your core qualification you will study GCSE or Functional Skills English or Maths plus English and maths development as part of the core qualification.

Learners will also undertake personal progress planning and pastoral education. Plus additional personal development activity which may include work experience and projects.

Are there any special facilities for the programme?
The College has specially equipped science laboratories and a dedicated team of highly qualified tutors and technicians.

Will there be any extra costs involved?

BTEC Course Book ISBN 978 1 846906 09 1.

A laboratory coat (purchase independently), cost of consumables and visits/trips £50. You may qualify for remission of fees.

How is the programme assessed?
Assessment is through a number of assignments, practical investigations, internal tests and presentations. Regular attendance at lectures is key to success. There are no external examinations although you may have an external test for key skills.

What award will I achieve?
BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Applied Science. This is equivalent to 4 GCSEs.

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What can I do next?

Progress with a Merit grade to BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science or in another related subject area. Employment as a junior science technician in e.g. quality control or education.

Equal Opportunities:

Mid Cheshire College is committed to the implementation of a policy to achieve equality of opportunity for all staff, students and members of the community it serves. In doing so the College will actively work to achieve equality regardless of age, race, skin colour, disability, gender, marital status, sexuality and faith.

The College supports the government initiative ‘Every Child Matters’ and ‘Youth Matters’ and all courses include elements which contribute to students achieving the five outcomes, namely, being healthy, staying safe, enjoying and achieving, making a positive contribution and achieving economic well-being.

How do I get further information?

Contact the college on 01606 74444 alternatively visit the website www.midchesh.ac.uk or email info@midchesh.ac.uk For students aged 19 years and over at the start of the course please contact the college for further information on the course fee.

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