Vocational Level 3
This qualification is for students who want to continue their science studies but who may not want to study the A Level programmes.
This course is for you if:
- you are interested in continuing to study science through applied learning.
Subjects such as Health & Social Care, Environmental Science, Psychology and Sport & PE combine well with this course.
What topics will I study?
The aim of this course is to provide an opportunity for students to learn about modern science and its effect on our daily lives; to provide a recognised science qualification for certain career paths; and to offer a qualification that complements a wide range of other qualifications at Level 3.
The topic areas covered in this course include: animal and plant cells; tissues; atomic structure and bonding; chemical and physical properties of substances related to their uses; waves and their application in communications.
You will be introduced to quantitative laboratory techniques, calibration, chromatography, calorimetry and laboratory safety, which are relevant to the chemical and life science industries.
You will cover the stages involved and the skills needed in planning a scientific investigation: how to record, interpret, draw scientific conclusions and evaluate.
What can I do after this course?
Applied Science carries UCAS points and is accepted at universities for a variety of degrees including science and health-related degree.