Science (Forensic and Medical Science Pathways) - Level 3

Course Code: ES1FE0034


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Start DateLocationDuration
06/09/2021Bispham Campus1 YearApply

Course Overview

This one year programme has been designed in partnership with industry and universities to provide strong progression routes into work or higher education with a National Foundation Diploma in Applied Science. The course is weighted towards Biology and Chemistry and includes an average of 1 practical each week. 

It is the most well-resourced science programme in the area, with students experiencing high grade equipment ready for immediate employment or higher education. B&FC science staff are expert tutors, highly qualified in their areas and are up to date with industrial innovations. You will develop your scientific approach, learn communication skills and gain a wide variety of practical abilities. 

The course qualifies you for university programmes in most fields, just look for qualifications from 2016 onwards in UCAS. Students can progress to our own Marine Biology and Human Bioscience degrees, as well as our highly rated degree apprenticeship in Materials Science. Successful completion of this course opens up many university courses, with previous students currently studying all over the UK.

Entry Requirements

To do this course, you will need GCSE Science, Maths and English at minimum grade 4 (previously grade C), or equivalent.

Applicants will have the opportunity to discuss their qualifications and experience to make sure they are suitable for the programme and that the programme is what they require to progress into their chosen field. 

Qualification Obtained

BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Applied Science

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

We use a variety of learning and teaching methods, designed to emphasise the link between knowledge and application.  These include lectures, demonstrations, practical investigations, seminars, workshops, tutorials, project work, supervised independent learning, open and resource-based learning, e-learning and work placements.

Teaching is both tutor-led and student-led, with group work playing a part as well as individual learning to provide a well-rounded learning experience that caters to different learning styles. 
The course comprises 150 hours of lectures and you will be expected to devote an additional 50 hours to online learning.

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

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