In order to begin this course students are required to achieve 4 GCSEs grade C/4 or above to include English, Mathematics and Science.
BTEC Level 2 qualifications, NVQ Level 2 or VRQ Level 2 qualifications are also accepted.
This course is equivalent to three full A Levels and contains a large amount of practical work.
Topics on this course include:
Principles and applications of science
Practical scientific procedures and techniques
Science investigation skills
Laboratory techniques and their application
Contemporary issues in science
Physiology of human body systems
Human regulation and reproduction
Genetics and genetic engineering
Practical chemical analysis
Forensic fire investigation
Forensic traffic accident investigation
Although there are no specific work experience placements, there is a combination of theory and practical classes in our purpose built science laboratories.
Upon completion of this course, you are able to progress onto a Higher Education/Degree course, or into employment.
Possible careers include: Laboratory Technician, Forensics, Analytical Scientist, Anthropologist, Scenes of Crime Officer or roles in any of the following fields: