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Science

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Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Day
Study Mode Part Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date 11/09/2017
End Date 06/07/2018

Fees and Finance

16-18 Free
19-24 £2,882 p/ year
24+ £2,882 p/ year
International £9,000 p/ year

Funding

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Overview

This qualification aims to prepare you for employment in the science industry or organisations where science plays a key role. It will appeal to learners who prefer portfolio-based assessment covering a variety of scientific investigations. The course units cover a fascinating range of topics including laboratory science, forensic science, medical science, environmental science and biological, chemical and physical science.

Aims of the course

Develop scientific skills and knowledge, enabling students to build a good understanding of science.

Unit Breakdown

Laboratory science, forensic science, medical science, environmental science and biological science, chemical science and physical science.

Assessment Method

Course work in biology, chemistry, physics etc. which is internally assessed; projects; science practicals.

Progression Opportunities

Students can move on to higher education, for example a degree in biomedical science.

Career Options

Students who complete the year 2 extended diploma will be equipped to work in allied professions in the medical field and the science industry. Some examples of potential roles include working in chemical companies developing fertilisers and other plant feeds; working for a scientific magazine or journal, editing and proofreading articles on the implications of new scientific discoveries and developments; and working in a biotechnology laboratory carrying out fermentation and purification processes.

What can I earn in the science industry? When you're deciding what to study post-16, it's important to think about where your course will lead. Having earned a vocational qualification in science, you'll be starting on a fascinating and fulfilling career path with lots of opportunity for progression ? and a good salary in your sights. For example: Laboratory technicians start on around £15,000 a year and can earn £22,000 with 3-5 years' experience Biochemists start on around £27,000 a year and can earn £41,000 with 3-5 years' experience Engineers start on around £25,000 a year and can earn £39,000 with 3-5 years' experience

If you're inspired by science and the idea of applying science to make new discoveries and improve lives, we offer a diverse range of vocational courses that will help you get where you want to go. To find out more go to https://www.lscollege.ac.uk/courses/science or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Entry Requirements

  • 4 GCSEs A*-C / or 9-4 (in 2017 GCSEs)
  • Relevant Level 2 qualification with Merit or above
  • Relevant industry experience to Level 2 or above

Facilities

Laboratories and ICT labs. Students will benefit from trips and day visits to exhibitions.

Process for Application

To apply please select your chosen start date and location above.

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