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Applied Science BTEC Diploma Level 2 at City of Wolverhampton College

Course description

During the course you will study the following modules:

  • Chemistry and our earth
  • Energy and our universe
  • Biology and our environment
  • The living body Exploring our universe
  • Health applications of life sciences
  • Applications of chemical substances
  • Applications of physical science
  • Using mathematical tools in science
  • Chemical analysis and detection
  • Practical scientific project

Course content

If you want to work in the science profession, this course will give you a good understanding of biology, chemistry and physics and the theories and practices involved in each area.

You will look at the universe and environment, the living body and health applications of life sciences, as well as exploring science as an industry, its related services and what jobs and careers are available in the field.

The skills and knowledge you gain on the course will enable you to progress to the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Applied Science or get an entry-level job in a range of scientific areas.

Entry requirements

To access this course you are required to have:

  • Four or more GCSESs at Grade E or above OR
  • Successful completion of a full level 1 study programme
  • You will also be required to attend a college interview/assessment



Throughout the course you will be assessed through observation, written assessment, assignments and research.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of the course will enable you to:

Progress on to the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science

Get an entry-level job in a range of areas including new product testing, hospital laboratory work, product development and quality control, food science and scientific research

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Wolverhampton College directly.

Last updated date: 12 January 2015
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    • The Paget Road campus, in Compton to the west of Wolverhampton, provides courses in art and design, business and management, computing and IT, education and teaching, engineering, English, health and social care, journalism, maths, media, motor vehicle, music technology, performing arts, photography and science.

      Also on offer at the site are Pathways programmes for people without any formal qualifications, ESOL courses for speakers of other languages, and short courses for job seekers.

      The campus is also home to CitySixth – the college's dedicated sixth form centre offering A Levels in a range of subjects - and a Higher Education Centre which offers HNCs, HNDs and Foundation Degrees, and also boasts an Engineering Learning Zone also equipped with industry-standard equipment, modern motor vehicle workshops, new performing and recording studios, and well equipped science labs.

      The site has a Student Hub, Study Hub, cafeteria and large free student car park and is on major bus routes.