From Science of Health to Physics in Sports, you will possess an array of practical skills in a diverse pool of topics. By the end of this course, you will be well suited for further study or work. It is delivered by qualified staff who have a wide range of vocational experience.

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

On successful completion of the course you can progress onto the Forensic Science or Medical Science - BTEC National Diploma, or other Level 3 courses.

What jobs can I get? 

All courses are delivered in outstanding laboratories with modern equipment to train you for further studies where after you can apply for entry-level roles such as:

  • Gas/Oil Technician
  • Animal Technician
  • Food Technician
  • Pharmacy retail worker
  • Laboratory assistant

Science equips you with lots of employability skills such as teamwork, problem-solving and concise writing which are valuable for jobs in other sectors you may be interested in. 

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

You will require a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A*-D including English and maths grades 9-3 (formerly A*-D) and science for some programmes. Alternatively successful completion of a relevant Level 1 qualification and have achieved a Level 1 Functional Skill in English and maths.

What about work experience? 

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

This will help you to get an insight into what it is like to work in a science-related setting, and help you decide your future aspirations.

Course costs

Course Code Start Date Costs 16-18 Costs 19-23 (with concessions) Costs 19+ (no concessions)
HBC2FC001C 08/09/2021 £30.00 £30.00 £1680.00

* Please note fees are subject to change.

Costs 

Tuition fees are not payable for 16-18 year olds.

For individuals aged 19+ price is on application.

Adults may be eligible for Level 2 entitlement.

Course materials £70

Course content

Course Content 

This course is made up of 7 units, 1 core units and 6 specialist units.

The 1 core unit:

  • Science of the Earth

The 6 Specialist units are:

  • Processing and Presenting Data in Science
  • Practical Techniques in Science
  • Science of Health
  • Human Behaviour
  • Chemistry of Production
  • Physics in Sports

 

More info

Start Day/Time 

The year starts on 6th September and ends on 1st July attendance will for 15 hours a week.

Duration 

1 Year

Attendance 

Full-time

Level 

Level 2

Qualification Name 

First Diploma

Awarding Body 

OCR

Curriculum Area 

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

Duration 

1 Year

Attendance 

Full-time

Level 

Level 2

Qualification Name 

First Diploma

Awarding Body 

OCR