A stepping stone for the curious minds.

You will begin to develop fundamental transferable/technical skills and attributes that a scientist needs under full support and direction to achieve your full potential. During your studies, you will gain laboratory experience and be involved in crime scene investigations.

 

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

On successful completion of the course you can progress onto Level 2 Technical Diploma in Science.

What jobs can I get? 

This course will nurture your pre-employability skills in order to be successful in further studies. After this you are able to apply for entry-level roles not only in scientific jobs but you will posses essential skills for other sectors.

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

For level 1 you will need to achieve GCSEs grade D-G (3-1) included English and Maths and preferably a Science or succesfuly complete a Foundation Entry Level 3 qualification and achieved a Level Entry Level 3 Functional skill in English and Maths.

What about work experience? 

You will complete 30 hours of work experience during this course.

This experience will give you an insight of what it is like to work in industry, and help you decide your future goals.

Course costs

Course Code Start Date Costs 16-18 Costs 19-23 (with concessions) Costs 19+ (no concessions)
HAC1FD001C 06/09/2021 £30.00 N/A N/A

* Please note fees are subject to change.

Costs 

Course materials £20

Course content

Course Content 

This course is made up of core units:

  • Being Organised
  • Developing a Personal Progression Plan
  • Working with Others
  • Researching a Topic

and sector units that allow you to have breath of knowledge:

  • Carrying Out a Scientific Experiment
  • Investigating Variations in Plants and Animals
  • Measuring Waves Used in Technology
  • Practical Actions to Protect the Environment
  • Making a Chemical Product
  • Investigating Crime Scene Evidence

 

More info

Start Day/Time 

The year starts on 6th of September and ends on 1st July. Study programme will consist of 15/18 hours a week.

Duration 

1 Year

Attendance 

Full-time

Level 

Level 1

Qualification Name 

Diploma

Awarding Body 

BTEC

Curriculum Area 

Applied Science, Care and Foundation Studies - Science, Access and Counselling

Duration 

1 Year

Attendance 

Full-time

Level 

Level 1

Qualification Name 

Diploma

Awarding Body 

BTEC