Applied Science Level 2

The Applied Science BTEC Extended Certificate is suitable for those that have an interest in the sciences but do not possess the necessary qualifications for direct entry onto the Level 3 Diploma. This course comprises core and specialist units covering the aspects of knowledge, understanding and skills necessary for progression onto the Applied Science BTEC Diploma Level 3, which is recognised and respected by employers, professional institutions and higher education establishments.

In addition to your main programme, you will also engage in activities to develop your English, maths and employability skills.

Course Content

Applied Science Level 2 – Course Content

  • Principles of Science (Externally Assessed)
  • Chemistry and our Earth
  • Energy and our Universe
  • Biology and our Environment
  • Application of Chemical Substances
  • Application of Physical Science
  • Health Applications of Life Science
  • Scientific Skills (Externally Assessed)
  • Practical Scientific Project
  • The Living Body
  • Investigating a Crime Scene
  • Chemical Analysis and Detection
  • Employability Skills
Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs (9-3) including English and Maths, or satisfactory results (Merit/Distinction) in a relevant Level 1 qualification and an interview.

Career Opportunities

This qualification provides a route to employment as a science technician or assistant practitioner working in a wide variety of roles in the science industry or in organisations that use science. These can include roles such as medical physics technician, research laboratory technician, quality control technician, scientific journalist.

Course Progression

Successful students may progress to the Applied Science BTEC Diploma Level 3 or an apprenticeship.

How to make an Application – Watch our video guide!

We have also prepared a step-by-step video guide – please view this video which will guide you through the application process.

Applied Science Level 2
LevelLevel 2
DurationOne year
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Campus
Start DateSeptember 2021 - Applications open on 1st October 2020
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: £1,243


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