Subject Area: Sciences
Level: BTEC Level 2 Diploma
Exam Board: Edexcel/Pearson
This qualification is equivalent to a maximum of 2 GCSEs.
You will need at least a grade 3 in GCSE English Language and Maths. BTEC Firsts in Applied Science can help you take your first steps towards a career in a wide range of sectors such as process, industrial, medical, or forensic science. You’ll learn about scientific principles and how to put them into practice in the workplace.
This qualification is also suitable for those wishing to gain a Level 1 or Level 2 qualification to support further study in FE. It is possible to combine GCSEs with this qualification.
What will I study?
PRINCIPLES OF APPLIED SCIENCE (equivalent in size to 1 GCSE):
Unit 1: Principles of Science (externally assessed)
Unit 2: Chemistry and our Earth
Unit 3: Energy and Our Universe
Unit 4: Biology and Our Environment
APPLICATION OF SCIENCE (equivalent in size to 1 GCSE):
Unit 5: Application of Chemical Substances
Unit 6: Application of Physical Science
Unit 7: Health Applications of Life Science
Unit 8: Scientific skills (externally assessed).
This course is assessed through a mixture of internally and externally units – 6 units are assessed through coursework and 2 are externally assessed.
This course is a progression route to BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Applied Science which enables further progression to study science or health courses at university. Alternatively the BTEC First Awards can be used to access employment or apprenticeships.