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This programme is for those interested in a scientific career in the applied science industries. The UK is currently regarded as a world leader in the applied science sector which offers interested students a huge potential, in particular, in renewable energy, space, low carbon, pharmaceutical, utilities, automotive, agri-food and bioscience. The 2010 National Strategic Skills Audit identified problems in filling associate or para professional and skilled technician roles in a number of sectors including health care, oil, gas, electricity, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and transport equipment (UKCES, 2010). Some of these concerns have been accentuated by ageing among the current technician workforce.
On this programme you will study fundamental aspects of biology, chemistry and physics and mathematics relating to the applied sciences. The extended diploma in Applied Science is completed over two years and enables students to undertake a variety of units without specialising in either the Medical or Forensic pathways.
A significant proportion of recruitment in this sector is at graduate level and the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science provides a well-established route into a variety of specialist Higher Education (HE) courses in this sector. This programme provides up to 168 UCAS points and progression to study a range of science related careers at university such as the oil, gas, chemical or pharmaceutical industries.
You should have a minimum of 5 GCSEs; including Double Science at grade A*-C / 9-4 and English & Maths at grade A*- C / 9-4; and have a genuine interest in applied sciences. Equivalent qualifications such as First Diplomas in Science at Merit / Distinction grade may be considered if supported by GCSE English and Maths. You should also have good attendance and attainment reports from your previous school or college and complete a successful college interview.
This two year programme offers progression from the Subsidiary Diploma through to the Extended Diploma, dependent on your entry grades and achievement in Year One.
Year One Indicative units: Level 3 Edexcel BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Science
1. Principles and Applications of Science I (Written exam)
2. Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques (Assignment)
3. Science Investigation Skills (Task - Set and marked by Pearson)
4. Laboratory Techniques and their Application (Assignment)
8. Physiology of Human Body Systems (Assignment )
11. Genetics and Genetic Engineering (Assignment)
Year Two Indicative units: Level 3 Edexcel BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science
Plus further units, for example:
5. Principles and Applications of Science II (Written exam)
6. Investigative Project (Assignment)
7. Contemporary Issues in Science (Task - Set and marked by Pearson)
13. Applications of Inorganic Chemistry (Assignment)
19. Practical Chemical Analysis (Assignment)
21. Medical Physics Applications (Assignment)
20. Biomedical Science (Assignment)
23. Forensic Evidence, Collection and Analysis (Assignment)
Any students without a GCSE at grade A*-C / 9-4 in English or Maths (e.g. students with iGCSEs or other recognised L2 English or Maths qualifications) will be required to continue study in this area through GCSEs. The pathway followed is dependent on the grade achieved at GCSE, screening and intended progress.
You will be timetabled in college for four days each week. Hours will in general be from 08:45-16:30, however these may change if offsite activities are taking place. Activities have included visits to Portsmouth, Bournemouth and Winchester Universities, and local laboratories. This timetable allows plenty of time to complete your assessments and approximately seven hours per week will need to be put aside for independent study to complete assignments. The College Learning Centre will be available during non-timetabled days so you can study at home or at college. Learners must be available to come into college during the week if it is required for a specific activity or if requested by a member of staff to complete work. Personnel who are currently working in the applied science industries will visit during the course of the year (subject to availability) to give an insight into their work. They have previously provided presentations on chemical analysis and the petrochemical industry.
Year One students will be interviewed to determine suitability for Year Two progression.
Each academic year there will be a fee of 60 to cover the costs of the uniform, stationery and lockers (as described below) and contribute towards the trips and activities undertaken over the year. Laboratory clothing will be allocated when this payment has been received.
We will provide:
-Laboratory wear - Lab coats are compulsory items and styles vary each year
-Stationery - Files, notepads, dividers, plastic wallets
-Locker - Key for Public Service student locker (to be returned at end of year)
-Consumables for practical investigations
-Applied Science students are normally given the opportunity to complete an EFAW First Aid course
Work experience placements will require students to plan and organise their own travel. This is part of the necessary development and preparation for employment.
Our School Leaver open events are held each October, November, March and June. For specific dates and times please see the events section of our website or telephone 023 8091 1299.
Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form from our printed prospectus or through our Information, Advice and Guidance team by telephone 023 8091 1299 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team.
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