Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Day
Study Mode Full Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date 09/09/2019
End Date 03/07/2020

Fees and Finance

16-18 Free
19-24 £1,113 p/ year
24+ £1,113 p/ year
International £9,000 p/ year


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Include what you're awarded with at the end of the course and professional accreditations This qualification will give you the opportunity to develop a range of skills in the applied science sector. You will develop important transferable skills such as working with others and research skills. You will also be able to develop your interest in science through topics such as measuring waves and investigating a crime scene. Upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded a Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Applied Science. This is a graded qualification and you will be awarded a grade ranging from Pass (PP) to Distinction (DD).

Aims of the course

The aims of this course are to give you the core skills such as being organised that you will need to progress within your chosen field. You will also study sector units which will give you the opportunity to take the skills you've built up in the core units and showcase what you know and understand about the science sector.

Unit Breakdown

On this course you will complete 4 core units and 6 specialised sector units.

Core Units:

Being Organised Developing a Personal Progression Plan Working with Others Researching a Topic

Sector Units:

Testing the Quality if Products Carrying Out a Scientific Experiment Measuring Waves Used in Technology Making a Chemical Product Testing the Properties of Products Investigating Crime Scene Evidence

Assessment Method

All units are internally assessed. You will be assessed using a variety of methods such as: carrying out practical tasks written assignments presenting information that you have gathered keeping working logbooks, records and reflective journals taking part in oral or written presentations taking part in role play, interviews and other activities.

Progression Opportunities

Upon completing your Level 1 Introductory qualification you will have a wide choice of progression routes available including further learning, apprenticeships and employment. Many learners will progress onto Level 2 Technical qualifications designed around giving learners the skills they will need to progress in their career. BTEC Level 2 Technical courses could be an ideal progression route for Level 1 learners.

Career Options

With further study this course will allow you to access further Science qualifications and lead ultimately to careers within any of the science fields.

You could work in a laboratory setting in forensic Science, food technology or the biomedical field for example.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at grade E (2/3) or above including Science, English and Maths, usually with functional skills at Entry Level 3.

You should also demonstrate an interest in science.


The course will be delivered in the classroom and in our specialised science laboratories.

Process for Application

Standard College Application

What could I earn?

  • Science, engineering and production technicians n.e.c. £31,200
  • Natural and social science professionals n.e.c. £16,700
  • Chief executives and senior officials £116,500

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