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If you are fascinated by science and how it is applied in the workplace, this course will appeal to you. Equipping you with the skills needed to work in a range of technical roles in the science industry, it includes mandatory units in science fundamentals, laboratory techniques and analytical techniques. Learners will also choose to study one of the following pathways: human science or pharmaceutical science.
Aims of the course
To enable students to develop core knowledge and scientific skills, and build an understanding the science sector.
Laboratory science, human science and pharmaceutical science.
At least three externally examined units and centre-assessed units.
Working in the science industry or within organisations that use science.
Quality control analysis; working with the forensic science service; working in a production plant laboratory carrying out analytical tests using modern instrumentation, ICT and data interpretation; or working in a hospital as a medical physics technician supporting the use of X-ray and other imaging/scanning equipment.
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 visits to exhibitions.
Process for Application
To apply please select your chosen start date and location below.