Health Sciences and Social Care

Level 3 Extended Diploma: Applied Science
Course Title
Level 3 Extended Diploma: Applied Science
Course Code
C003201
Mode of Study
FULL TIME
Entry Requirements
4 GCSEs (A*-C/9-4), including English, maths and double science, or a relevant Level 2 Diploma. You will be required to attend a College Introduction Meeting.
Leads on to
Careers range from marine biologist right the way through to a clinical psychologist. Alternatively, you could move onto an Extended Degree through or an Bsc Honours Degree in a related area. For more information visit the National Careers Service for information on jobs, earning potential and much more about the sector.
ABOUT THE COURSE
Science shapes the future, this course will enable you to uncover both natural and social science skills - providing a theoretical and practical feel for this progressive field of study. As well as learning many new skills you’ll find that your communication skills develop. Professional presentation is a vital skill for any scientist. Learning how to assemble and process data while being articulate about your findings will be central to your learning with us. Subjects span natural science and social science, providing a theoretical and practical feel for this progressive field of study. Modules include: Principles and Applications of Science - learn some of the key science concepts in biology, chemistry and physics Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques - be introduced to quantitative laboratory techniques, calibration, chromatography, calorimetry and laboratory safety, which are relevant to the chemical and life science industries Science Investigation Skills - understand the stages involved and the skills needed in planning a scientific investigation: how to record, interpret, draw scientific conclusions and evaluate Laboratory Techniques and their Application - learn the importance of health and safety in work place laboratories, how data is stored and communicated and how organic liquids and solids are made and tested industrially Principles and Applications of Science II - build on and extend the range of key science concepts in biology, chemistry and physics Investigative Project - gain an understanding and the skills required to undertake an investigative project Contemporary Issues in Science Human Regulation and Reproduction - understand the importance of the regulation of body fluids in the human body and understand the organisation and function of the nervous system and homeostatic mechanism Genetics and Genetic Engineering - understand the process of protein synthesis and be able to investigate the process of cell division in eukaryotic cells This course is suitable for school leavers aged 16-18, if you're older than this please contact our admissions team on 01582 569569 to discuss more suitable options or browse our part-time courses on our website.