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Applied Science at Grimsby Institute

Course description

For those with an enquiring scientific mind, you may be interested to learn of the unrivalled Science provision that Grimsby Institute has to offer. Our Applied Science courses offer progression from your initial entry point up to degree level in exciting areas.

Qualifications in Science are highly desirable and regarded by employers worldwide and across many leading career sectors sectors. Choosing this area of study could also offer you a potential pathway to a lucrative high-profile career.

Course content

You will be working in our specialist laboratories for this practical BTEC Science course which include elements of Biology, Chemistry and Physics along with aspects of Medical or Forensic Science and its practical application in Crime Detection.

Also included is the study of chemical substances, the applicaiotn of physical science, scientific skills and the health applications of life science.

Work related activity includes working as a laboratory technician in schools or industry or with other organisations.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for our courses depend on the specific requirements of each Programme of Study and an individual's previous experience, which will all be discussed during the interview process.

The following list offers a guide as to what you might be expected to achieve to gain entry on to a particular level of a course.

Entry Level 3 Programmes

No formal entry qualifications but subject to approval from the Foundation Learning Assessment Team.
 

Level 1 Programmes

GCSEs grade E to G or equivalent, including Foundation Awards and Entry Level Certificates.
 

Level 2 Programmes

Minimum of 4 GCSEs grade D or above including Maths and English language OR Minimum of 4 GCSEs grade D or above including Maths and English language and relevant subject qualification OR Minimum of Level 1 course in chosen subject at merit or above and English language and Maths at Level 1.
 

Level 3 Programmes

Minimum of 5 GCSEs grade C or above including Maths and English language OR Minimum of 5 GCSEs grade C or above including Maths and English language and relevant subject qualification OR Minimum of Level 2 course in chosen subject at merit or above and English language and Maths at level 2.

Future opportunities

Progressing to each level of study
Once you successfully completed your course you may be able to progress to the next level, following a satisfactory interview with a Tutor.

If you’ve finished your Level 3 course you will be offered advice and guidance from our Career Advisers on how to apply for a place at University through UCAS, or how to apply for a job or an Apprenticeship.

Following further study, learners can expect to successfully gain employment in a  number of interesting fields including Biomedical Science, Forensic Science, as a Laboratory Technician or even in Medical Science.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Grimsby Institute directly.

Last updated date: 10 May 2016

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