Our tutors have vocational experience of working in the science sector

Our Applied Sciences programmes are ideal for students with a keen interest in science, who enjoy solving problems and investigating solutions to complex questions.

Our study programmes offer the opportunity to specialise in either Analytical Forensics or Biomedical Science. If you are not quite ready to study at Level 3 then our Level 2 in Applied Science is a great way to get started on your career path. Successful students from these study programmes progress on to undergraduate study, training or employment in science related careers.

Courses we offer

Level 2 Study Programme

Applied Science Level 2 (offered at Tresham College only)

Level 3 Study Programme

 

Entry requirements

Level 2 Study Programme

Duration: One Year
3 GCSEs grades 9 to 3 or A* to D ideally including English, maths and science.

Level 3 Study Programme

Duration: Two Years
4 GCSEs grades 9-4 (A* – C) ideally including English, Maths and Science OR Applied Science at Level 2

Mature students

We also welcome applications from mature students who will be considered on relevant work experience rather than qualifications.

What will I be doing?

Course Content

Level 2 Overview

The study programme will cover a range of units required for a broad understanding of chemistry, physics and biology, with units including; chemistry of our earth, the living body, science in medicine, environmental science, energy and the universe, electronics in action and biology and the environment. You will be assessed through a portfolio of evidence, assignments and practical and group work. You will also be required to study English & maths and participate in extracurricular activities in College.

Level 3 Overview

Applied Science Biomedical Science & Analytical Forensics Level 3 Extended Diploma
Our Applied Sciences programmes in biomedical science and analytical forensics are ideal for students with a keen and strong interest in science, who enjoy solving problems and investigating solutions to complex questions. Our study programmes offer the opportunity to specialise in either Analytical Forensics or Biomedical Science. Successful students from these study programmes progress on to undergraduate study in a huge variety of science degree programmes including biomedical science, criminology, biological sciences and forensic science, training or employment in science related careers.

Applied Sciences Environmental Science Level 3
You will study a mandatory set of units which apply to every field of science in year one. generic units include, but are not limited to: sciencefundamentals; laboratory techniques; scientific analysis and reporting; control of hazards in the laboratory; human physiology; human nutrition and genetics. environmental science specialist modules include: environmental surveying; environmental management; waste management; conservation and biodiversity microbiology. You will study with a mixture of exams and coursework.

Applied Sciences Food Science Level 3
You will study a mandatory set of units which apply to every field of science in year one. Generic units include, but are not limited to: Science Fundamentals; Laboratory/Techniques; Scientific Analysis and Reporting; Control of Hazards in the Laboratory; Human Physiology; Human Nutrition and Genetics. Food Science specialist modules include: Testing Consumer Products; Food Technology/Science; Crop Production and Soil Science and Microbiology.

Course Structure & Expectations

Course Structure
Your full-time Further Education course will consist of a study programme. This means that alongside your industry-recognised qualification, you’ll also study English and maths and improve your personal and employability skills. In short, your study programme will provide you with:

  • A nationally-recognised qualification
  • English and maths skills
  • Work experience
  • Personal development skills
  • Study skills
  • Employability skills
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Applied Science Level 2 (Forensics)

Stacey Price

I am a Community First Responder for the East Midlands Ambulance service, which is a voluntary role of 300 hours per year. My aim is to become a qualified Paramedic and this is why I decided to come back to study at College. I am currently completing 42 weeks as a Trainee Technician, which requires me to do one year of study at College and the rest ‘in house’ with the ambulance service. I attend four days a week and study for free as all Level 2 courses are currently free for everyone.

Getting back into education after 11 years has not been as hard as I thought. I receive great support from my tutors. They make sure it’s always interesting for me and relevant to my work.

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