Science (Forensic and Medical Science Pathways) - Level 3

Course Code: ES1FE0034


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Start DateLocationDuration
07/09/2020Bispham Campus1 Year Apply

Course Overview

The 90 Credit Diploma in Applied Science programme has been designed specifically to prepare you for the next step in your studies by equipping you with the skills necessary to go on to higher education.

This programme will help your development in terms of knowledge application and experimental/practical science techniques.

You will develop a range of analytical and scientific skills and practical techniques of enquiry to be able to apply knowledge and understanding to the workplace. During the course, you will be given the opportunity to identify and solve problems and will be able to communicate your arguments and analysis in a range of ways to different audiences as well as promoting lifelong learning which is a key component of the course.

The science team comprises an enthusiastic team of academically and industrially experienced staff who are highly committed to the success of their students and to the overall success of the course.

Entry Requirements

This course has been designed specifically for adults aged 19 and over who have 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 including English language, maths and science. We also welcome applications from those with work experience in lieu of the minimum entry requirements.

Qualification Obtained

BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Applied Science

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

Learning and teaching methods employed throughout the course are varied and emphasise the links between knowledge and application.

Modules will draw on an appropriate balance of the following: lectures; demonstrations; practical investigations, seminars; workshops; tutorials; group and individual project work; supervised independent learning; open and resource-based learning; e-learning and work placements.

Teaching and learning will also take the form of large and small groups, individual learning and teaching situations. There will be a blend of tutor-led, student-led and independent learning sessions. This ensures that all students gain meaningful learning throughout the programme.

Each module will be completed within a maximum of 60 hours of lessons, which are appropriately split up between theory and practical work, depending on the content of each unit. Each hour of delivery should typically be backed up by 1 hour of independent study.

Enrolled students will be supported to secure local work experience with a relevant company, in order to support the curriculum where possible. Students are expected to complete at least 20 hours of work experience in order to complete their course.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of adult 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.

Tuition Fees

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

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