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Applied Science BTEC Level 2 Diploma at Hull College Group

Course description

BTEC Diploma Level 2 in Applied Science contains 11 subject specific units that are designed to develop your understanding of scientific theories and their application.

The course is designed to develop your practical skills and to prepare you for further study Level 3, or progress into employment.  Applied Science courses examine how science is used and its application in industry.

The course also includes the opportunity to upgrade your GCSE English and Maths qualifications or continue to develop your skills with Functional Skills qualifications in English, Maths and ICT within your college programme.

Course content

  • Applications of Chemical Substances
  • Applications of Physical Science
  • The Living Body
  • Science in the Workplace
  • Scientific Skills

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade D: English, Maths & Science, plus a suitable academic reference & initial assessment at a minimum of Level 1.


One important feature of the Level 2 BTEC Science programme is assessment.  Students will create a portfolio of evidence and carry out tasks and assignments, keeping their work together to present as evidence of satisfactory completion. Hence you, the student, will be given great responsibility for your learning.

Future opportunities

This course is the equivalent to 3 GCSE passes at A-C.

Successful students may progress to the BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science or may go directly to employment within science based industries in such areas as Health and Safety, Medical Laboratory Technology, Quality Control, Materials Testing and Chemical Analysis.

Individual guidance is given during the course.

Further information

This programme aims to provide a broad introduction to science and the practical skills needed by scientists working in major industries.

Classes are available at the Queen’s Gardens Site.  The college has large, well equipped library facilities open to all students including access to IT, CD-Rom, Internet, periodicals, videos etc.  There are also resource bases in many areas, which are available to all students and Learning Advisors who can help you with your study.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hull College Group directly.

Last updated date: 18 April 2016

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