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Extended Diploma in Applied Science Level 3 at West Kent College

Course description

Explore a broad, balanced range of topics in all three sciences.

You will learn about the principles and practicalities of working in a scientific setting and the practical applications of biology, physics, chemistry and maths. This includes:

- Principles and applications of science
- Practical scientific procedures and techniques
- Science investigation skills
- Laboratory techniques and their applications
- A variety of additional subject specific units in Biology, Chemistry or Physics

Assessment is continuous with coursework involving research, practical and assignment work. Four units are assessed by external examination.

Work experience is an integral part of the course and a placement should be arranged with guidance from your tutor.

Entry requirements

You will need five GCSEs at Grades A*-C/9-4, including English and maths. Applicants should hold a Level 2 qualification in science, e.g. GCSE science, or Level 2 First Diploma in science.

We welcome your application if you are a mature applicant without the formal entry qualifications and will consider your situation individually.

Future opportunities

Progress into higher education including degree courses in subjects such as pharmacy, biotechnology, environmental science, engineering or start your career.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 01 November 2017
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    • West Kent College in Tonbridge offers you a wide choice of courses for a fantastic learning experience. Choose from A-Levels, work-related options such as beauty therapy, construction or motor vehicle, Apprenticeships giving you the chance to earn while you learn, all the way up to university-level programmes in a range of subjects.

      The College gives you the freedom to learn in your own way, in an environment that offers first-class facilities and lecturers with industry experience. We will help you find the right course and, often, when your course is completed, help you to find work in the career you are aspiring to.

      Tonbridge campus

      At the Tonbridge campus, students benefit from new buildings including a fantastic theatre seating over 300, television and radio studios, light and airy design studios, photography studios and darkrooms, music rehearsal rooms and recording studios.

      Students can enjoy the latest technology, such as leading-edge IT facilities, a Learning Resource Centre with over 20,000 resources and new science laboratories.

      There is also a range of facilities open to staff, students and the public, including hairdressing and beauty salons and a restaurant with a view over the Weald.