BTEC Applied Science

L2 Level 2
Full Time
7 September 2020 — 25 June 2021
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

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
  • Communications

Learners without C grades (or above) in GCSE Maths and English will also be required to re-sit GCSEs in:

  • English Language
  • Maths

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

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs A* - D including English Language, Maths and Science.

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
  • 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

7 September 2020

End date

25 June 2021

Time of day

Day Time

Full Time

16 hours per week

Location

City Centre Campus, Cardiff
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Course code

SCCC2F01
L2

Qualification

Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Diploma in Applied Science

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Locations

City Centre Campus, Cardiff
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

City Centre Campus,

Dumballs Road,

Cardiff,

CF10 5FE