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Applied Science BTEC Subsidiary/ Extended Diploma Level 3 at City College Brighton and Hove

Course description

Do you want to gain the skills and knowledge to work within the science sector? This course, taught by industry experienced tutors at our Central Campus, will provide you with an overview of the science industry. The course covers a range of scientific disciplines within biology and chemistry but also includes psychology and forensic investigation. It provides the academic and practical skills needed for a number of roles in the science industry.

Course content

On this course you will study:

  • Fundamentals of Science
  • Working in the Science Industry
  • Scientific Investigations
  • Scientific Practical Techniques
  • Perceptions of Science
  • Using mathematical tools in Science

In addition a further 12 units of study which may include some of the following:

  • Mathematical Calculations for Science
  • Using Statistics in Science
  • Informatics in Science
  • Using Science in the Work place
  • Physiology of Human Body Systems
  • Physiology of Human Regulation & Reproduction
  • Microbiological Techniques
  • Chemistry for Biology Technicians
  • Genetics and Genetic Engineering
  • Practical Chemical Analysis
  • Medical Physics Techniques
  • Chemical Labatory Techniques
  • Criminology
  • Forensic Evidence Collection and Analysis
  • Forensic Photography
  • Criminal Psychology
  • Applications Of Forensic Psychology
  • Forensic Fire Investigations
  • Forensic Science Informatics
  • Traffic Accident Investigation
  • Criminal Investigation Procedures
  • Criminal Investigation in Practice

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade C which must include GCSE English, GCSE Mathematics and GCSE Double Science.

Assessment

Assessment methods are varied and include written assignments, presentations, laboratory experiments and observation of general practical work.

Financial information

All full time courses are free to EU residents who are under 19 years old on the 31st August 2016. The only fees you have to pay are for specialist resources and equipment and the cost of these varies from £25 to £300 depending upon the subject you are studying.

Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial help from the college's learner support funds. You should apply for financial support as soon as you receive your offer letter.

Future opportunities

Students can continue their study further by embarking on a Higher Education degree course, or Foundation Degree in Science, Public and Emergency Service Management, as well as other related subject areas.

Successful students will have opportunities to seek employment in the Police force, other investigative agencies, fire investigators, Insurance Fire Accident Assessors and Private Investigators.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City College Brighton and Hove directly.

Last updated date: 03 August 2016
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    • Located in North Laine, right in the heart of Brighton, you’ll be just minutes away from a vibrant mix of shops, cafés, theatres and entertainment. You’ll be at the centre of everything that makes Brighton such a special city.

      Study Programme qualifications

      There are a wide range of study programme qualifications primarily based at our Central Campus, including: Art & Design, Beauty Therapy, Business, Catering, Computing, Digital Arts, Filmmaking, English & Mathematics, Hairdressing, Photography, Science, Travel & Tourism and our degree-level courses. Some classes will occasionally be held at our East Campus and some courses will occasionally be taught off-site.

      Read, learn & watch 

      • Learning Resource Centre open to all students
      • 40,000 books, 300 periodicals, 2,000 DVDs
      • Over 80 computer stations, equipped with electronic resources, e-books and access to online learning resources

      Get creative

      • Well-equipped, spacious and specialist art studios
      • Video and photographic studios
      • Top-of-the-range digital facilities and traditional dark rooms
      • A great value art shop on site - the cheapest supplier in Brighton

      Digital Design Centre

      • Mac-based Graphic Design suite
      • PC-based 3-D Multimedia suite with motion capture
      • Video studio with Chromakey and lighting rig
      • Digital video cameras, recorders and digital SLRs
      • All rooms fully networked with email and internet access on every machine.

      The Hub

      • A one-stop-shop to get you prepared for the world of work
      • Advice and support on job hunting, careers, employability skills, work experience, Apprenticeships and CV-writing

      The Gallery and its commercial kitchens

      • Working restaurant open to the public and specialising in catering for bespoke events and restaurant-quality meals
      • Run by students with a strong reputation in the community
      • Supported by four industry-standard training kitchens

      Relax and unwind

      • Professionally equipped salons open to the public
      • Equipment and treatments that you would find in any salon
      • Customer reception area and sophisticated booking system replicating the workplace
      • Great discounts on hair and beauty treatments

      Holidays, travel, concerts and lots more

      • A working travel agency open to the public
      • Training in a realistic environment on professional booking systems and with real holiday companies
      • The opportunity to practise what you have learnt and show employers that you have real experience

      Experiments and research

      • A full science lab suite which is one of the best in the South East
      • Specialist facilities for forensic science

      Relax and refuel

      • The Central Café offers fantastic value, nutritious breakfasts, lunches and dinners
      • Guest chefs from around Brighton visit to cook specialist cuisines
      • The Coffee Stop serves speciality teas and coffees
      • Vending machines offer drinks and confectionery

      Getting here

      City College Central Campus is less than 5 minutes walk from Brighton Station and local bus routes to Pelham Street include:

      Via London Road

      5, 5A, 5B, 17, 21, 22, 33, 40, 270, 271

      Via Lewes Road

      24, 25, 28, 29, 37, 49, 50, 78

      Via Hollingbury/Hollingdean

      26, 46, 50

      Via Western Road

      5, 5A, 5B, 21, 21A, 46, 49