This course will equip you with a broad range of skills and knowledge allowing you to progress either directly into employment or to go on to study at degree level. You will normally complete a 90 Credit Diploma in year one. Successful completion will allow you to progress to the Extended Diploma in year two which is equivalent to three A-levels.
Future Career Opportunities:
The requirements of the qualification will mean that learners develop the transferable and higher order skills which are valued by higher education providers and employers. For example, the study of applied science particularly encourages development of skills such as evaluation, analysis and synthesis. These skills are developed through the variety of approaches to teaching and learning enabled by the specification. In particular, Unit 6: Investigative Project and Unit 7: Contemporary Issues in Science allow learners to demonstrate their ability to plan, research, address problems, assimilate data, and draw together and communicate their findings. The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as meeting admission requirements for many relevant courses, for example:
- BSc (Hons) in Chemistry with Analytical Science
- BSc (Hons) in Forensic Science
- Higher National Diploma (HND) in Applied Science.