Course Details

This course is an eclectic mix of science, biology and physiological disciplines. Within the STEM science department you will develop your scientific skills and understanding and apply them in a variety of different settings. You will be taught by a small and dedicated course team who have a range of specialism and will work to guide and support you through the many exciting units covered. In addition to scientific skills, English and Maths skills development will be embedded throughout the course and students will complete Work Experience during their time on the course.

Entry Requirements

You will need to have achieved a grade 4 or above in five GCSEs, including a grade 4 in English Language, Maths and all GCSE science grades. Entry is also subject to a successful interview and consideration of prior learning, achievement and attendance.

Career options

The intention is that our learners continue on to the Extended Diploma in their second year, from which most of our students progress on to undergraduate courses in biology,paramedic science, biomedical science and health care sciences.

Applied Science Level 3 Foundation Diploma (Biomedical Science)

Five highlights

  • 1 This is a topical course which develops skills in research and analysis.
  • 2 We have excellent links with local hospitals and industry professionals.
  • 3 The course is very diverse and covers many scientific areas.
  • 4 The course prepares you for a wide variety of HE options.
  • 5 We have excellent success and progression rates.

Key Points

  • Chichester Campus
  • 02.09.2019
  • Pearson BTEC L3 Foundation Diploma in Applied Science

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Course code Location Course length Start date
SCI061CF1A Chichester Campus 1 Year 02.09.2019

What you need to know

What will I study?

You will study 6 different units including: Principals and Applications of Science, Scientific Investigation Skills, Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques, Laboratory Techniques and their Application, Physiology of Human Body Systems and Diseases and Infections. You will also take part in work related talks and visits from industry professionals and complete a CSpace profile which demonstrates the development of your transferable skills during your time on the course. All learners will complete Work Experience placement during their time on the course. English and Maths will be embedded within your core units and you will be expected to practice these skills regularly throughout the course. This qualification is recognised as meeting admission requirements for many HE courses, however learners should always check the entry requirements of degree programmes with specific HE providers. If you are aged 16-18 you will follow a study programme consisting of your main qualification, English and maths, Work Experience and enrichment.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught in a variety of ways including practical and theory sessions, vocational role play and research tasks. Students will be expected to develop a good level of independent study skill to support their teaching outside the classroom.

How will I be assessed?

2 of the 6 units are externally assessed. Unit 1 is assessed through a 1.5 hour written exam. Unit 3 is assessed through an externally marked practical exam and write up which is also set by the exam board. These assessments are timetabled by the exam board. All remaining units are internally assessed.

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