Applied Science

Cambridge Technical Level 2 Diploma (Pre-T Level)

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Applied Science - Level 2 Cambridge Technical Diploma AF-SCIE2D-D(0000)000

Alton Campus

Type of study
Full Time, T Levels, Vocational

Academic Year 2022-23 (1 years)

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This course is focused on giving you a solid educational foundation to science, which includes both theoretical and practical skills in earth science, psychology, biology, chemistry and environmental science.

As a learner, you’ll acquire the investigative skills needed to work in a laboratory setting or progress onto a science-based Level 3 course or Apprenticeship programme.

Five GCSEs at grade 3 including English Language, Mathematics and double Science or equivalent. Single Science at grade 4 or above can be accepted in place of double Science.

You will study the following units:

  • Earth Science – ideas about the changing nature of the Earth and our place as humans living on Earth.
  • Biology and Psychology – you will be looking at factors that affect health, wellbeing and how human behaviours can be explained using a number of approaches.
  • Chemistry – you will be looking at the widespread uses of chemicals, including practical investigations to gather data. 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.
  • Human Behaviour – this unit will develop your understanding of how a variety of human behaviours can be explained using a number of different approaches.
  • Science and Health – you will look at how science is providing treatments for many diseases and infections that cause problems within society.
  • Environmental Analysis – you will look at the world around you and how scientists work to maintain the quality of our land, water and air.

You will be assessed by written assignments.

Successfully completing this course to Merit or above allows progression onto Level 3 Forensic Science and Criminal investigation or Level 3 Biomedical Science. It is also possible to go into the workplace by progressing onto the Level 3 Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship.

I overcame a couple of barriers by working really hard to get the top grades. My experience was really good, with the course and the lecturers, the residentials and activities, together it was all really good. I had really great teaching support, I could always go to the lecturers and speak to them if I needed to.

David Stenning, Public Services student

My experience at the college was enjoyable and productive, with thoroughly helpful people surrounding you, an excellent experience. I wasn’t expecting it to be as good as it was, with the work shop time and experience I had, it was a great two years preparing me for the next stage.

Edward Smith, BTEC student

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.

Erin Morgan, BTEC student