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BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science

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BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Applied Science

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Science Courses

The UK is recognised as one of the leading nations for the development and applications of Science in the world. Its investment in the development of future technologies, engineering and medical excellence is set to grow. Applied Science Courses at John Ruskin College will help you develop the knowledge, skills and understanding of the different career routes available to you to help you on your path to be the future of Science in the UK.


What opportunities are open to you as a Science student?

Higher Education:

  • Extensive guidance and support in preparing for Higher Education and applying to UCAS

Curriculum Enhancement:

  • Educational visits that will open your mind to new ideas and support existing projects
  • Support in applying for work experience opportunities in a broad range of industries
  • Guided support through workshops to help you be successful and achieve your goals
  • Development of emotional competence and teamwork skills
  • Development of analytical and evaluative skills

Science Courses on offer

  • BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Applied Science

     

    Areas of Study
    A one year course designed to develop your knowledge and application of science to the world around us, including the fields of health & medicine as well as physics. You will also improve your practical laboratory skills.

    Some of the units you will study are as follows: principles of science, chemistry and our earth, energy and our universe, biology and our environment, applications of chemical substances and applications of physical science. Two units are externally assessed with examinations, these are: Principles of Science and Scientific Skills.

    This is an ideal course to prepare you for progressing on to our Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science.

    Specific Entry Requirements
    *A minimum of English Language GCSE at grade D or above (or equivalent), Maths GCSE at grade D or above (or equivalent) and Science GCSE at grade D or above, plus one of the below (unless stated otherwise):
    – 1 other GCSE at grade D (or above) OR
    – Merit at Level 1 BTEC Certificate (or above) OR
    – Pass at Level 1 VRQ Diploma OR
    – Pass at Level 1 NVQ

  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science

    Areas of Study
    A two year course designed to develop advanced knowledge and application of theory in the health sciences, electronics, microbiology and scientific research areas. You will also hone your advanced practical skills and have the opportunity to visit a variety of scientific sites. Some of the units you will study are as follows: Year 1- fundamentals of science, scientific practical techniques, biochemistry and biochemical techniques, micro biological techniques, chemical laboratory techniques. Year 2- electrical circuits and their applications, genetics and genetic engineering, practical chemical analysis, medical physics techniques and diseases and infections. This is an ideal course to prepare you for progressing on to University to study medicine, technology or engineering.

    Specific Entry Requirements
    *A minimum of English Language GCSE at grade C or above (or equivalent), Maths GCSE at grade C or above (or equivalent) and Science GCSE at grade C or above, plus one of the below (unless stated otherwise):
    – 1 other GCSE at grade C (or above) OR
    – Merit at Level 2 BTEC Extended Certificate (or above) OR
    – Merit at Level 2 VRQ Diploma OR
    – Pass at Level 2 NVQ

*Please see statement on Entry Requirements with regard to those of you who will be joining us with the new grade boundaries for English and Maths in September 2017.

ALL COURSES CAN BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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As part of its funding agreement with the Skills Funding Agency, John Ruskin College vocational courses are part or fully funded by the European Social Fund.