About this course
Our BTEC Level 2 in Applied Science 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 distinction may also progress to a more specialised Level 3 Vocational course or on to A Level Sciences.
What you will study
Topics covered include:
- Scientific practical skills
- Biological principles to include human biology, science in medicine and the environment
- Principles in Chemistry to include analysis and detection
- Principles in Physics to include electronics and the universe
Learners will also gain the following essential skills qualifications:
- Application of Number
Learners without C grades (or above) in GCSE Maths and English will also be required to re-sit GCSEs in:
- English Language
Teaching and Assessment
2 units to be assessed by completing a 1-hour exam in each.
14 units are assessed through a combination of written and practical assignments completed within class time or as individual study.
Course fee per year
Registration Fee Payable on Enrolment: £30.00
4 GCSEs A* - D including English Language, Maths and Science.
Teaching and assessment
- Continuous assessments including written and practical assignments and exams
- 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
- 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.
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