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T Level in Science (Level 3)

For careers as a technical support scientist, metrology (measurements) technician, food science technician and more

T Level in Science (Level 3)

For careers as a technical support scientist, metrology (measurements) technician, food science technician and more

Course Code: TLSCI Duration: 2 Years Attendance: Full Time Location: Farnborough Campus Start Date: 05/09/2022    
T-Levels

Overview

About the course

Farnborough College of Technology is blazing a trail for ambitious students through this prestigious new qualification. Designed with great input from employers, the content is up-to-date, relevant, engaging, and can lead straight into a career.

For those with an inquisitive mind and love of science, this T Level course will provide a fascinating look at science in an industry setting. You will spend 80% of your time in the classroom and 20% out on an industry placement. In your second year you can specialise in your area of interest before going to university or starting your career. This course is equivalent to three A Levels. 

Career focus

The specialist units within this T Level will give you a subject specialism, for careers in:

Food Sciences
For job roles such as a food science technician within a lab setting

Laboratory Sciences
For job roles such as a a laboratory techician or research science assistant for any number of areas within science

Metrology Sciences
Metrology is the scientific study of measurements. Job roles include metrology technician within industries such as healthcare, energy, communications, construction, and engineering

Why study this course with us?  

  • As a small department you will get lots of support and make friends quickly 
  • You will be taught by lecturers from a range of scientific backgrounds 
  • Your assignments are practical and cover all areas of science 
  • You will carry out investigations in different settings 
  • You could progress to a university-level course after a level 3 course – with us or elsewhere 

Who is this programme for?  

This T Level is designed for school leavers who have an ambition to work within the sciences, whether that’s laboratory, food or metrology. With both practical and theory elements taught on this course, students will need to have a keen interest in the subject and want to progress into the sector once leaving college.

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If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

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Your course

How will I be taught?

T Levels place great emphasis on industry experience, so during this course you will spend 80% of your time in the classroom and 20% on a 45-day placement with an employer. This will give you the skills, knowledge and hands-on experience that companies are looking for when you step foot into the workplace.

What modules are covered?

Core units: 

  • Working in the health and science sector  
  • Scientific concepts  
  • Scientific methodology  
  • Experimental equipment and techniques  
  • Good scientific and clinical practice 

In addition to the core content, you’ll have the option to choose one of the following specialisms in technical science: 

  • laboratory sciences 
  • food sciences 
  • metrology sciences 

How will I be assessed?

On this course you will be assessed through exams, coursework, practical assessments and during your work placement through employer-led projects.  

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Your future

What Next?

Following successful completion of the T Level in Science, the natural progression route is to continue studying through an apprenticeship or to study a related subject at university. Careers in the science sector can include*: 

  • Biochemist 
  • Chemical Engineer 
  • Chemist 
  • Geneticist 
  • Healthcare Scientist 
  • Microbiologist 
  • Pathologist 
  • Physicist 
  • Research Scientist 

*Some of these jobs require extra qualifications or work experience. Visit www.farn-ct.ac.uk/career-zone to plan your career. 

Transferable skills:  

  • Working within the health and science sector 
  • Health, safety and environmental regulations 
  • Managing information and data 
  • Principles of good scientific and clinical practice 
  • Core science concepts including the structure of cells, tissues and large molecules, genetics, microbiology and immunology 
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Entry Requirements

What is the entry process?

From School:

  • Five GCSEs at graded 9-4 (to include English and maths GCSEs at 9-4)

From College:

  • Relevant level 2 qualification at merit grade or higher (to include English and/or maths at level 2 or higher)
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