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.

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

Can enable students to go on to higher education, for example a degree in biomedical science.

Career Options

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.

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


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 below.



Venue Lewisham Way
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 £0 p/ year
19-24 £3,698 p/ year
24+ £3,698 p/ year
International £9,000 p/ year


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