Applied Science

BTEC First Diploma

This course is focussed on giving you a solid educational foundation in Biology and Chemistry along with a small element of Physics know-how.

As a learner you’ll acquire the investigative skills needed to work in a laboratory setting, or progress onto a science-based Higher Education course or apprenticeship programme.

In the Biology units you’ll develop your understanding of how the human body functions and expand your microbiology skills. You’ll also investigate how diseases and infections are treated, as well as their impact on people, society and the environment.

Furthermore, you’ll look at a range of analytical techniques, used both in medical and commercial laboratories, and develop your understanding of these within practical Chemistry units.


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Cambridge Technical Diploma in Science - OCR Level 2 SF-SCIE2D-D(1718)000

South Downs Campus
Academic Year 2017-18 (1 year)
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Minimum of 4 GCSEs at D grade, Grade 3 or 4 in English Language or Mathematics, D grade in double Science or equivalent.

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Lucie Brooks, A Level student

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My time at the college was definitely life changing, I have learnt a lot of new skills, and obviously it’s a completely new experience. The support was great, there was always people there to help and try make it as easy as they can for you. The college is really fantastic, it has helped me on the way to get to what I want to achieve within my career goals.

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