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Applied Science BTEC Level 2 First Diploma at Chelmsford College

Course description

This is a vocational course leading to a qualification in applied science.

Course content

This course allows learners to discover how science works, how scientific skills can be applied in the laboratory, in medicine and to investigations in forensic science. It includes three mandatory core subjects in which learners study biology, chemistry and physics. Further units include investigating how science works in medicine, the human body, chemical analysis and detection, investigation of crime scenes and a short practical project to develop investigative skills in the laboratory.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 2 GCSEs grade D or above, or successful achievement on a relevant Level 1 vocational course.


Specific Entry Requirements:

GCSE Science at grade D or above or Level 1 Science qualification.


Internally assessed coursework.

Future opportunities

You may progress to BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science on either the Forensic Science or Medical Science pathway, employment or apprenticeship.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 March 2016

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    • Our Moulsham Street campus has everything you would expect from a modern, well-equipped college campus - and much more besides. Here you will find excellent facilities for work, study and relaxation, laid out over a four-floor site with car parking and good links to buses. 

      The campus offers the highest quality teaching and support within a relaxed, student-focused atmosphere. Our facilities have been redeveloped in recent years and we now boast a new Art, Design and Media centre, as well as a new welcome area with internet cafe and landscaped outside area for students to relax and socialise.

      In addition to Art & Design and Media, our Moulsham Street campus also houses our Childcare and Health & Social Care departments; Applied Science and Extended Learning departments; Sport and Public Services departments. As well as Business, IT and Travel & Tourism.

      The campus also houses a Learning Centre, Skills Development Centre, Assessment Centre, Tutorial Centre, a Copyshop and Refectory. Situated on the grounds of this campus are Dovedale Nursery and Dovedale Sports Centre.