Applied Science (Biomedical Science and Forensic and Analytical Science) - Level 3 Triple Diploma (NQF 2016 onwards)
Course Code: ES1FE0040
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The Extended Diploma in Applied Science programme has been designed specifically to meet the needs of the national developments in Science. This programme will help your development in terms of knowledge application and experimental / practical science techniques.
Students will develop a range of analytical and scientific skills and practical techniques of enquiry to enable them to apply knowledge, understanding to the workplace. During the course, students will be given the opportunity to identify and solve problems and will be able to communicate their 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.
To do this course, you will need GCSE Science grade C and GCSE Maths and English grades 4/5 (or equivalent).
If you are a year 11 student applying for this programme, we will compare your GCSE results with the minimum target grades set for you by your school. This will help us decide whether this is your most suitable programme of study. Other students, including those from outside the area, will have an opportunity to discuss their qualifications and experience to make sure they too are studying at the right level. For some programmes, we might need to observe you carrying out certain practical tasks before we can make you an offer.
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 400 hours of lectures and you will be expected to devote an additional 100 hours to blended (online) learning.
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of further 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.
Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.