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Applied Science (Level 1) at Central College Nottingham

Course description

This is a practical, work-related course where you will study in a realistic laboratory work environment. The course will prepare you for progression onto further science based qualifications. It also provides a sound foundation pathway for those wanting to enter the health and science professions. Tutorials will build on your team-working, problem solving and communication skills.

Course content

Subjects include:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Nutrition
  • Research

A taster Forensic unit will also be available. You will be expected to achieve Functional Skills in English and Maths at least to Level 1. English and Maths are an essential part of your studies and will help you succeed on your course. These subjects will help you develop confidence and are the key employability skills that all employers now look for when recruiting.

Entry requirements

One of the following:

  • 4 GCSEs at grades D-G including English Language and Maths
  • A relevant Entry 3 qualification, plus you will need to complete an English and Maths assessment to determine the right course and support for you.

Adults who are aged 19+ without the necessary qualifications are welcome to apply.


Assessment is assignment based throughout the course. Your progression will be monitored during academic tutorials.

Future opportunities

Level 2 Diploma in Applied Science (Medical or Forensic pathway)

Further information

To support your application we will ask you to bring in a school report and a handwritten personal statement (one side of A4 paper).

You will be expected to wear low heeled, closed toe shoes, laboratory coats and eye goggles while working in the laboratories.

Need help with tuition fees, travel or equipment costs? Click here if you are aged 16-18 or here if you are aged 19+

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 22 June 2015
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