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This course is for people looking to take up interesting roles in the specialist areas of medical or forensic science, or progress to a higher education foundation degree, HND or other professional qualification. The qualification includes the Level 3 extended diploma in applied science (medical or forensic science) or Level 3 90 credit diploma in applied science (forensic science). The course units cover a range of fascinating topics including laboratory science, forensic science, medical science, environmental science and biological, chemical and physical science.
Aims of the course
To develop scientific skills and knowledge, enabling students to build a good understanding of science.
Laboratory science, forensic science, medical science, environmental science and biological science, chemical science and physical science.
Course work in biology, chemistry, physics etc. which is internally assessed; projects; science practicals.
Can enable students to go on to higher education, for example a degree in biomedical science.
The course prepares students for employment in the science industry or within organisations where science plays a key role. Some examples of possible 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.
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
Laboratories and ICT labs.
Students will benefit from trips and day visits to exhibitions.
Process for Application
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