Applied Science

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Qualification type: Certificate
Level: Level 2
Awarding body Pearson
Academic year: 2018/2019
Start date September 2018
Duration 1 year
Location: Darlington College
Attendance: Full time

Course overview

This course is ideal if you want to gain a nationally recognised Level 2 science qualification and study in a vocational context. It is linked directly to the work scientists do in the laboratories.  It also develops transferable skills: team working, communication, problem solving, research skills and helps to enhance English, maths and IT competence. Course units consist of elements of physics, chemistry and biology.

If you have not achieved a C grade or above in English or maths, you will as part of your course be required to work towards this as part of your study programme.

Entry requirements

4 GCSE subjects at 3 points or D grade and above including GCSE maths, English and a science subject, as well as a satisfactory school report. You will also need to attend an interview at the college.

How to enquire/apply

To apply for this course please click the apply button and complete the online application form. If you have any queries with regards to your application or would like further information and support please contact us on 01325 503030.

Studying and learning

The course consists of a mixture of theory and practical laboratory based learning.

How will I be assessed

The students will be assessed by continual assessment.

Things you may need

All students are required to wear lab coats and glasses whilst in the lab and will also need lever arch files, pens, paper, pencils.



What next

You may progress on to the Level 3 Applied Science course or go into employment.

Information, advice and support

Darlington College offers a wide range of support including careers guidance, financial assistance, additional learning support, childcare and many more. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Student Services Team on 01325 503030 and they will direct your call to the appropriate college support team.

What if I need support?

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

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If you have any questions about this course, send us a message using the form below.

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