Science - Diploma

L2 Level 2
Full Time
3 September 2024 — 14 June 2025
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

About this course

Our OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma is a one-year full time course designed for learners considering a future career in the science industry.  Based at our City Centre campus in Cardiff, this is a vocational programme delivering a wide range of theoretical and practical skills to develop learners’ understanding and knowledge of scientific principles. Studying in the College's dedicated classrooms and facilities, students who gain a merit or distinction may also progress to a more specialised Level 3 Vocational course i.e. BTEC Level 3 Applied Science, or on to A Level Sciences.

What you will study

Throughout the year learners will study the following 7 units:

  • Unit 1 Science of the Earth
  • Unit 2 Processing and Presenting Data in Science
  • Unit 4 Practical Techniques in Science
  • Unit 7 Food Production
  • Unit 8 Science of Health
  • Unit 10 Chemistry of Production
  • Unit 15 Science of Telecommunication

Entry requirements

Individual Subject Entry Requirement Maths minimum: D English Language minimum: D Science at D among a minimum 4 GCSEs at D or above

Teaching and assessment

  • Continuous assessments including written and practical assignments and exams

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18.
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect.
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice.
  • Course fees are subject to change. Your fee will be confirmed prior to enrolment.
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print.
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers.
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

3 September 2024

End date

14 June 2025

Time of day

Day Time

Full Time

18 hours per week


City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Maps & directions

Course code



OCR Level 2 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Science



Career prospects & further study

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma or Extended Diploma in Applied Science (requires minimum of Merit grade in addition to GCSE Maths and English requirements).

A Levels (requires minimum of Distinction grade in addition to GCSE Maths and English requirements).

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City Centre Campus, Cardiff
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

City Centre Campus,

Dumballs Road,


CF10 5FE