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Science (Applied) BTEC Level 2 Diploma at The Da Vinci Studio School of Science and Engineering

Course description

Students will complete this qualification over two years. The science sector continues to suffer from a skills gap and needs to keep up with rapidly developing technologies. The Extended Diploma in Applied Science will give you the underpinning knowledge and specific skills needed to meet the needs of modern science industries.

There is a strong emphasis on how you develop skills and knowledge of how similar procedures are carried out in industry, but also on how you communicate your science to others, both in formal reports and projects and in attractive poster and visual displays.

Course content

Many of the units have strong links to the knowledge and evidence requirements of the SEMTA National Occupational Standards and relevant NVQs at Level 3 and will support your applications for employment along an apprenticeship route. The qualifications have also been designed so that you can progress into Higher Education, for example to BTEC Higher Nationals and undergraduate science degree qualifications.

Units chosen may vary as we regularly review the content or our courses in light of new experiences and developments in the field. Predicted units studied throughout the two year course include:

  • Fundamentals of science
  • Scientific practical techniques
  • Using mathematical tools in science
  • Statistics
  • Physiology of human body systems
  • Biochemistry and biochemical techniques
  • Microbiological techniques
  • Biomedical science techniques
  • Scientific investigations
  • Perceptions of science
  • Working in the science industry
  • Genetics and genetic engineering
  • Practical chemical analysis
  • Medical physics techniques
  • Chemical laboratory techniques
  • Diseases and infections
  • Geology
  • Industrial chemical reactions and industrial organic chemistry

Units chosen may vary as we regularly review the content or our courses in light of new experiences and developments in the field.

Assessment

The awarding body is Edexcel (BTEC) and the course is 100% continually assessed. The range of subjects studied is wide and during the units many exciting and interesting projects will allow you to use new equipment and instruments and get a feel for how science really works.

Future opportunities

Student can progress to Higher education, apprenticeships or directly into employment across the range of science courses. University progression will include courses across the range, for example, biosciences, chemical and pharmaceutical sciences, environmental science, technology and health professions.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Da Vinci Studio School of Science and Engineering directly.

Last updated date: 12 June 2015

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