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Applied Science

  • 1 Year | Full Time
  • Suffolk New College (Ipswich)
  • Level 2 | Vocational

Course overview

BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Applied Science

This course develops learner knowledge in the core sciences essential for progression onto 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

Units 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.

Course highlights

  • Underpinning scientific knowledge
  • Vocational skills
  • Progress to level 3
  • Commercial laboratories
  • Forensic science industry

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