Farnborough College of Technology
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About this course

This course is ideal for School Leavers who want to pursue a career in biology, chemistry of physics. It is equivalent to three A Levels and provides a route into university or higher education.

The Applied Science course enables students to develop a broad understanding of a wide range of scientific principles and procedures in all three sciences. If you have a real interest in Science and prefers coursework to exams, the Applied Science course is a good background for further study and employment in many scientific areas

The content of the course represents how all three major science disciplines are employed in real situations and therefore the students will be required to apply their knowledge to a range of different organisations that use science

A variety of teaching and learning styles are used all with the aim of providing you with the skills required to complete the assignments. You will become more confident in many areas including team working, independent research and time management.

Start as a college student, finish as a graduate

After successfully completing this course you also benefit from the chance to stay with us at University Centre Farnborough. This gives you a path to graduating with a degree or higher education course without the costs of moving away, all while studying in a familiar and supportive environment.

Higher education courses you may be interested in studying with us after your School Leavers course:

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Studies include

What modules are covered?

  • Fundamentals of science
  • Working in the science industry
  • Scientific investigations
  • Scientific practical techniques
  • Perceptions of science
  • Using mathematical tools in science
  • Diseases and Infections
  • Chemistry Laboratory techniques
  • Genetics and genetic engineering

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is 100% coursework - as all units are portfolio based - with no exam. This is suitable if you prefer portfolio assessment or find examinations particularly stressful. As coursework forms such an important part of this qualification, prospective students should be aware that this creates a steady workload throughout the year.

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Progression

What Next?

Opportunities exist to follow a degree course in science or you might choose another Higher Education course. You could also undertake an HND/ Foundation degree in Science and related programmes.

If you decide to go to university you could take a degree in subjects such as:

  • Applied Biology
  • Applied Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Applied Physics
  • Applied Science
  • Material Science
  • Forensic science

Alternatively, having achieved a vocational qualification, you may choose to move directly into employment. There are many careers available in science today, including technical support.

  • Research laboratory in pharmaceuticals
  • Hospital laboratory
  • Forensic science laboratory
  • Laboratory in a school, college or university
  • Environmental science laboratory
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Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

From School

  • Five GCSEs at grades 9-4
  • To include English and maths GCSEs at 9-4

From College

  • Relevant level 2 qualification at merit grade or higher
  • English and/or maths at level 2 or higher
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