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Applied Science Extended Certificate (Level 2) at Leeds City College

Course description

Science is an excited and developing area of work that broadens your career options.

Get practical experience of working in a laboratory, get a broad understanding across chemistry, physics and bilogy on both an academic and practical level.

Applying this knowledge in your practical session will better prepare you for employment or your next steps to university.

Course themes:

  • Principles of science
  • Chemistry and our Earth
  • Energy and our universe
  • Biology and our environment

Course content

You learn a variety of subjects relating to a career in Science. The BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Science is generally taught over 4 days per week (subject to change) and will give you a general overview of the Science and is aimed at those intending to work in this industry and, depending on grades, offers progression to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science at Leeds City College.

  • Chemistry and Our Earth
  • Energy and our universe
  • Biology and our environment
  • Applications of chemical substances
  • Applications of physical science
  • Health applications of life sciences
  • Working in a science-based organisation
  • Science in medicine using mathematical tools in science
  • Chemical analysis and detection

Entry requirements

A minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D/E including Mathematics or English, a Foundation Diploma (equivalent to 5 GCSEs at Grades D - G), NVQ1 or satisfactory completion of a Foundation Learning programme at Level 1 with a minimum of 37 credits.

Students with other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.


The course is divided into several units. These are assessed by a series of assignments and practical work. Two units are examined and students are also required to undertake GCSEs in English and/or Maths in addition to Employability Skills and a Functional Skill where required.

Future opportunities

The Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Applied Science is a nationally recognised qualification. Successful students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to enter a wide variety of career pathways. Learners can also progress (depending on grades) to a Level 3 qualifications in Applied Science at Leeds City College. These offer access to Foundation Degrees or University courses at degree level.

Further information

English and Maths are built into your course if your grades are below 4/5.

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: 08 November 2017
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