Applied Science - Level 2
Course Code: ES1FE0015
Start your journey towards an exciting science career with our Level 2 Applied Science. This unique programme explores the principles of chemistry, energy and biology, and if you need to re-sit your English or Maths GCSE you can work towards this at the same time. Look forward to a practical, hands-on learning experience, with an opportunity to undertake work experience and visit fascinating places such as Blackpool Zoo, SEA LIFE Blackpool and Farmer Parrs Animal World. Afterwards you could progress to level 3 and to one of our science degrees; past students are now employed locally in a range of exciting careers.
You will need 4 GCSEs at grade 3 (previously grade D) or above, including English or Maths OR a relevant level 1 qualification.
If you are a year 11 student applying for this programme, we will compare your GCSE results with the minimum target grades set for you by your school. This will help us decide whether this is your most suitable programme of study. Other students, including those from outside the area, will have an opportunity to discuss their qualifications and experience to make sure they too are studying at the right level. For some programmes, we might need to observe you carrying out certain practical tasks before we can make you an offer.
Teaching and Learning Methods
Our teaching methods are interactive, up-to-date and focused on you, the student. They include lectures, workshops, group work and practical sessions, and are supported by industry visits, guest speakers and independent research
Each lesson has planned objectives, a starter activity, learning chunks and a review session. We make learning as practical and hands on as possible to enhance your learning experience. The main learning activities are also structured to cater for different learning styles, so you can work at your own pace.
The programme comprises 9 timetabled hours per week: 7.5 hours of lectures and 1.5 hours’ tutorial and development work. You will also be expected to spend an additional 7.5 hours a week on independent study.
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.