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Applied Science BDC
Level 2

Applied Science


1 year


Rush Green Campus


Sept 2024





This course is a great introduction to studying science and is an excellent stepping stone to further study or a career in science.

On this course you'll develop the foundation skills so that you're ready to progress to the Level 3 Diploma, where you can further develop your knowledge and understanding of Applied Science.

You'll study a range of topics within applied chemistry and biological science such as:

  • Principles of Science and Scientific Skills
  • Chemistry and Our Earth
  • Energy and Our Universe
  • Biology and our Environment
  • Application of Chemical Substances
  • Application of Physical Science
  • Health Applications of Life Science
  • The Living Body
  • Health Applications of Life Science
  • Science in Medicine
  • Chemical Analysis & Detection
  • Biotechnology Procedures and Applications

You will take part in regular practical activities and be assessed by coursework, assignments, research projects and 2 external exams.

You'll need to have at least 5 GCSEs, including grade 3 or above in Science, English Language and Maths to study this course.

On successful completion of this course, you'll be able to progress to the Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Applied Science or to a related Level 3 course offered at the college.

You'll also have started to develop the analytical and problem-solving skills that will stand you in good stead for a career in the science industries, and you may begin to start thinking about a career in one of the following areas: biology, chemistry, biochemistry, biomedical science, pharmacy, physiotherapy, radiography, dentistry or nursing.

Where it can lead to
You could progress to the following courses
Career progression

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.