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Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Applied Science

Course Code: C2391
Campus: Titanic Quarter
Week Commencing: 04 Sep 17
End Date: 24 Jun 18
Time: 09:00-16:30

This one-year course, which is broadly equivalent to four GCSEs in Science, provides you with an excellent opportunity to study a range of topics in Applied Science, including: Principles of Science, Chemistry and our Earth, Biology and our Environment, Energy and our Universe, The Living Body and Biotechnology Techniques.  Your learning will be supported by external visits to local industries and science exhibitions, and you will have the opportunity to enter STEM competitions. You will be assessed by a combination of two compulsory external examinations, written assignments, practical work and industrial experience.

If you have not achieved a Grade C or equivalent in English Language, Mathematics or ICT, Level 2 Essential Skills in Literacy, Numeracy and ICT will be compulsory. 

This programme of study is likely to include enrichment units which are an additional component to enhance your employability.  A minimum attendance of 80 % is expected on all aspects of the course.

Career Opportunities / Progression

Students successfully completing this qualification may seek entry-level employment within the science sector or apply for a range of Level 3 qualifications which may provide a route to higher education.

Entry Requirements

Requirements are pre-defined by the College’s admissions criteria.  If you do not meet these entry requirements, an Entry-level course in Science is planned for September 2017 – please check the website regularly for further information.


Please contact us for information regarding course fees.

All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.

Contact Information

Gina Noble, Tel: 028 9026 5037 email: [email protected]