Applied Science (Level 2)

Applied Science (Level 2)

Subject Area: Science


Course Information

  • Start Date: Sep, 2022
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course Code: 152882
  • Entry Requirements

    3 GCSEs at grade 3(D) including Science, English Language and/or maths


    Level 1 Science/relevant vocational qualification at grade Merit including English and/or maths at level 1.

    Course Overview

    This course is based at our Ipswich campus.

    BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Applied Science

    This course develops learner knowledge in the core sciences essential for progression on to the Level 3 Forensic and Criminal Investigation course and in relevant science-based careers.

    There are 12 units covering the core sciences and specialist units.

    U1-4 are Level 1/2 BTEC First Award in Principles of Science.

    U5-8 are Level 1/2 BTEC First Award in Application of Science

    Unit 1 and 8 are externally assessed.



    Principles of Science

    Principles of Science

    Chemistry and Our Earth

    Energy and Our Universe

    Biology and Our Environment

    Application of Science

    Applications of Chemical Substances

    Applications of Physical Science

    Health Applications of Life Science

    Scientific Skills

    U11: How scientific theories are formulated

    U15: Investigating a crime scene

    U17: Understanding human behaviour

    U19: Chemical analysis and detection

    In addition to this vocational programme, you will also study English, Maths and employability skills.

    Take a 360° virtual tour of your learning environment - Biology and Chemistry Lab | Crime Lab

    Course Highlights

    This study programme provides students with the underpinning scientific knowledge and vocational skills for progression on to the level 3 forensic science and criminal investigation course.

    With this essential knowledge, opportunities broaden for students into a variety of science-based careers.

    The programme and teaching resources have been selected by experts with experience and networks in both commercial laboratories and the forensic science industry.

    Core Skills Covered: Analytical Skills | Attention to Detail | Estimating | Patience | Problem Solving | Research

    Next Steps

    BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Forensic and Criminal Investigation.

    BTEC Level 3 Health and Social Care

    BTEC Level 3 Public Services

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    Tuition Costs

    No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2022.

    For all students aged 19+ please contact Student Support.

    For details regarding fee remission, please visit our Tuition Fees page.