Course units include:

  • Fundamentals of science
  • Working in the science industry
  • Scientific investigation
  • Scientific practical techniques
  • Perceptions of science
  • Application of numbers for science technicians
  • Mathematics for science technicians
  • Physiology of human body systems
  • Medical physics techniques
  • Forensic psychology
  • Criminal psychology
  • Criminal investigation procedures.
  • Entry requirements

    5 GCSEs grade 9-4 (grade A- C) which should include English, maths and core and additional science or a relevant BTEC Level 2 qualification in Applied Science (merit) together with GCSE maths at grade 9-4 (Grade A- C) and GCSE English at grade 9-3 (grade A*- D). References may be taken up. If you do not have a grade 9-4 in GCSE English or maths you will have to study these alongside your BTEC course.

  • Who is the course for?

    This exciting course is suitable for students with a strong interest in a practical approach to biological and chemical sciences.

  • Study methods

    The course involves taught lessons, practical classes, portfolio building sessions and workshops. Students are expected to work on their coursework outside their timetabled classes.

  • How is the course assessed?

    Some units are assessed by coursework which is internally marked and externally moderated. Students take two externally-examined units each year.

  • Where Next – Job Opportunities

    It is also possible to progress into employment in a science-related industry.

  • Where Next – Further Studies

    Progress from the Foundation Diploma to the Extended Diploma in Applied Science. After completing the Extended Diploma, progress onto a higher education course.

  • How to apply

    To apply for a course either click the APPLY NOW button - fill out the form online and submit

    OR download an application form here and post it to the address on the form.
    When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.

Course starting Sep 2024

Starts 2 September 2024

Duration 1 Year(s)

Location Uxbridge Campus

Days/Time Monday-Friday
09:00 - 17:00