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BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Applied Science and Application of Sciences at St John Rigby College

Course description

The BTEC Level 2 First Certificate

in Principles of Applied Science and

Application of Science covers the

Key Stage 4 Programme of Study for

Science, so the content is similar to

that which you would have studied at

school during year 10 and 11.

This qualification is equivalent two

GCSEs There is ample opportunity

within this course to explore the

practical aspects of science, through

guided laboratory work and develop

your scientific skills.

+ Principles of Science (External)

+ Chemistry and Our Earth

+ Energy and Our Universe

+ Biology and Our Environment

+ Scientific Skills (External)

+ Application of Chemical


+ Application of Physical Science

+ Health Applications of Life Science

Entry requirements

To study a Level 2 Programme you will  have achieved a minimum of three grade 3s in English Language (please refer to the Entry Requirements section page 24 for further details)


You will be assessed through written asignemnts, presentation and practical work which are graded Pass, Merit or Distinction. Fifty per cent of the qualification is externally assessed via two 60 minute examination.

Future opportunities

This course is suitable for those still requiring a Level 2 Science qualification for progression to certain Level 3 and 4 courses in their future education. This qualification provides evidence of a satisfactory underpinning science knowledge for progression to specific courses with a science qualification entry requirement.

This qualification provides a route to employment as a science technician or assistant practitioner working in a wide variety of roles in the science industry or in organisations that use science.

This course is suitable for those students who wish to progress onto the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma Biomedical Science course.

Further information



How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 02 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course code: SC-CE
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