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Applied Science and Technology and GCSE Mathematics Level 2 Diploma at Redbridge College

Course description

This practical work-related course will prepare you for employment in the applied science industry, or for organisations that use scientific principles (such as the health service, government establishments, and research or educational institutions). You’ll complete projects and assigments that are based on real-life workplace situations, activities and demands. The Level 2 Diploma in Applied Science & Technology is the equivalent to four GCSEs at A*-C.

Course content

Core units you will study include:

  • Chemistry and our earth
  • Energy and our universe
  • Biology and our environment

Plus choose from these specialists units:

  • Applications of chemical substances
  • The living body
  • Investigating a crime scene
  • Exploring our universe.

Functional Skills: 16-18: You will also study English and maths to support your main course. 19+: You may study one of the functional skills if appropriate.

Entry requirements

You need to have three GCSEs at Grade D, including English and maths (or equivalent qualification).


You'll be taught by our highly skilled team of staff who will pass on their years of industry knowledge and experience to you. The majority of units will be assessed through coursework covering practical sessions in the laboratory, educational visits and written work. Unit 1, Principal of Science, will be assessed by an online exam.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this course you will have the opportunity to further enhance your skills and knowledge by progressing on to the BTEC Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Applied Science at Redbridge College. You will also have the option to enter employment, where potential roles could include:

  • Quality control technician/analyst: carrying out analytical tests using modern instrumentation and ICT and interpreting data
  • Medical physics technician: supporting the use of x-ray and other imaging/scanning instruments in a hospital
  • Research laboratory technician: working on the development of new drugs, managing projects which include setting up apparatus, measuring and handling chemical substances, following procedures, carrying out observations and measurements, separating out and analysing products.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 May 2016
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