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Applied Science at UTC Leeds

Course description

This course has been designed to enable students to develop their knowledge and understanding of scientific principles and to provide students with an opportunity to develop transferable skills such as problem-solving, research and communication.

Students will cover topics such as:

• scientific principles associated with the application of biology, chemistry and physics

• experimental and practical techniques associated with applied science

• the roles and skills of scientists, and the public and media perception of science.

Course content

The course is split into six units:

1. Key concepts in Science

2. Applied experimental techniques

3. Science in the modern world

4. The human body

5. Investigating science

6. Microbiology or Medical Physics or Organic Chemistry

Entry requirements

There are no specific requirements for entry to this course. Candidates will need to achieve 5; A*-C GCSE grades to start on A Level programs at the UTC.


Each of the 6 units represents 16.6% of the final Extended Certificate grade.

Financial information

There are no costs involved in studying this course.

Future opportunities

All courses at UTC Leeds will allow progression to University, Apprenticeship or the world of work. You will be prepared academically and will have the skills needed for employment.

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: 21 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
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  • Number of planned places: 40


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    • UTC Leeds offers an exciting new approach to education, where our students will experience a high-quality teaching and learning environment, studying in state-of-the-art facilities. They will follow a board academic curriculum with a focus on science, engineering and technology.

      I am delighted that you are thinking of joining us. At UTC Leeds you will be able to pursue your interest in science and technology whilst also studying for the traditional range of GCSEs. Our state-of-the-art facilities will allow you to experience the best quality academic curriculum alongside industry-standard vocational training.

      Our students will gain the academic qualifications needed to progress on to higher education or higher-level apprenticeships, while our close links with industry ensure our employer partners play a full role in ensuring that the skills and attributes developed by our students are directly transferable to their future career.

      This combination of academic excellence and vocational training will ensure our students can compete in the job market, making them stand out from the crowd as they take their first steps into the professional engineering world.

      Employer demand for skilled workers is also on the increase with the need for engineering apprentices and graduates expected to double over the coming years, offering our students a multitude of varied and challenging career opportunities.