This practical, work related course will prepare you for a career working in the applied science industry or an organisation that uses science to develop underpinning knowledge and scientific skills. It is equivalent to 4 GCSEs at grades A*-E and provides a good basis to go on to more advanced qualifications.
You will study scientific principles and science and the world of work, plus four specialist units from the following: chemistry and applications, physical science applications, biological systems, working in science, anatomy and physiology, environmental science, plants and food, forensic science and science in medicine.
BTEC Level 2 Diploma
BTEC Level 2 Diploma
Level: Level 2
Start Date: 04 September 2017
Students who are interested in a career in science.
You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. You will focus on a particular area and develop a range of specialist skills and knowledge.
The course is made up of 3 core units and optional units that give a combined total of 60 credits.
You will study the mandatory (core) units:
Plus 9 optional units from the following list:
The course is assessed by means of assignments which are graded, and you will also receive an overall grade for the qualification. One unit will be externally assessed – the awarding body will set and mark an integrated vocational assignment.
If you gain a Merit or Distinction, you can progress to the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science.
2 or more GCSEs at grade D / grade 3 or above (preferably in science) or successful completion of a relevant Level 1 course and English reading and writing skills at Level 1-2. If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please see our Fees and Concessions page or call 020 8326 2015 for further details.
"This year I really enjoyed studying physics, learning about the universe and astronomy. It's something I've studied before but not at such an advanced level. I'm going on to study the Level 3 science course and then I hope to go to university to study pharmacology."
“I really enjoy BTEC science. It’s really practical and friendly and the teachers are really good. The college isn’t too big – it’s like a family. I’ve been doing work experience at Specsavers as I really want to study Optometry at university and I’ve just been accepted by City University. I’m so happy!”