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Applied Science BTEC Level 2 Diploma - EDEXCEL

South Cheshire College

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What's On The Course? The BTEC Level 2 Diploma is a practical, work-related course. You learn by completing assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. The course focuses on: Providing a nationally recognised qualification to enable students to enter employment as a science technician or progress to a higher qualification such as BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science. The education of students who wish to follow a career in science technician work such as in forensic science, medical laboratory testing, quality control etc. Developing the knowledge, understanding and skills of learners in a vocationally specific programme. You will be taught by different members of staff, but your work and progress will be monitored by a supportive personal tutor and the course team leader. Different teaching styles are used to enable you to assimilate knowledge through your own learning styles. Approaches used include: Formal teaching Case studies Individual and group work Assignment work Practical work Resource-based learning There are 6 units of which 2 are core and 4 are specialist units. The core units are: Scientific Principles - the basics of Biology, Chemistry and Physics Science and the World of Work- provides knowledge of the work environment of a variety of Science-based occupations. The four specialist units are: Chemistry Applications - to develop Chemistry practical skills and knowledge of Chemistry Physical Science Applications - a unit which encourages investigative work in physics Biological Systems - to develop basic concepts in biology Anatomy and Physiology - to provide a knowledge of human biology COST Tuition fees are free for this course (home students only). However, for students aged 19+, there is a fee of ?100 per year, which may be remitted if you are on income-based benefits.

What's On The Course? The BTEC Level 2 Diploma is a practical, work-related course. You learn by completing assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. The course focuses on: Providing a nationally recognised qualification to enable students to enter employment as a science technician or progress to a higher qualification such as BTEC Level 3 Extended...

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