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Applied Science BTEC Level 1 Diploma at City of Westminster College

Course description

The course is composed of 11 individually assessed units. These units are studied throughout the year in a way that allows you to grow your qualification. The topics covered in this qualification are:

  • The Study of Living Organisms
  • Skills and Techniques of Chemistry Investigation
  • The Nature and Applications of Energy- Award Obtained
  • Making Useful scientific Investigations
  • Healthy Living
  • Starting Work in the Science Sector- Certificate Obtained
  • Forensic Detection
  • Growing Plants for Commercial Use
  • Using Equipment
  • Science in World

You will also work towards improving your English and Maths skills through a GCSE or Functional Skills.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade E or above including Science, English and Maths, usually with functional skills at Entry Level 3.

You should have an interest in science with the drive to succeed.


Assessment will be by assignments, presentations, observation of practical work and practical lab written reports. Each unit studied will use one or more of these assessment methods.

Future opportunities

This is a full time Level 1 Applied Science qualification. It provides a good foundation in science and a progression route into the Applied Science or any other Science related course at Level 2 such as Engineering, Health and Social Care or Sport. However in order to be recommended to go onto these courses you must show your teacher that you are up to Level 2 work by submitting high quality assignments by the deadline.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Westminster College directly.

Last updated date: 29 February 2016
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