West College london

Country: England

Location: Hammersmith

About the Course

The applied science courses offered at West College London will expand your view, enlighten your curiosity and broaden your understanding of the world around you. These courses will give you the fundamental scientific and mathematical foundation to start growing from. You will gain skills that you can employ to constantly challenge your reasoning and analytical manner and grow beyond yourself.

This course is provided by West London College and the qualifications are accepted by all the UK universities. You as a budding student will get to experience modern well-equipped labs with the practical opportunities to go along with it. You will also have the chance for industry visits and field trips relevant to your interests. These courses can be your gateway to university degrees such as natural, environmental sciences, medical sciences, health sciences, mathematics or physics. Possible options for progression to employment include but not limited to:

  • Doctor
  • Science Technician
  • Vet

Below are the courses that provide different career roots you may be interested in:

Courses

List of ‘Applied Science’ courses are listed below. Click on the course to navigate quickly to course of interest:

  1. BTEC INTRODUCTORY L1 DIPLOMA IN APPLIED SCIENCE
  2. BTEC FIRST L2 EXTENDED CERTIFICATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE
  3. BTEC NATIONAL L3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN APPLIED SCIENCE

BTEC INTRODUCTORY L1 DIPLOMA IN APPLIED SCIENCE

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Course Info

Start Date
End Date
Duration
Location
Qualification Level
Fees (16-18)
Fees (19+)

07/09/20
09/07/21
>29 weeks
Ealing
Level 1
Free
£ 1115.00

Requirements

Entry level 3 in Maths and English.

Assessment Method

Course is assessed by coursework, in-class assignment projects and presentations. GCSE Maths and English will be assess through a exam.

Units

  • Being Organised
  • Developing a Personal Progression Plan
  • Working with Others
  • Researching a Topic
  • Measuring Waves Used in Technology
  • Carrying Out a Scientific Experiment
  • Investigating Crime Scene Evidence
  • Practical Actions to Protect the Environment
  • Making a Chemical Product
  • Investigating Variations in Plants and Animals

Study Skills in:

  • Problem solving
  • Communication
  • Research

Progression Opportunities

  • Level 2 Applied Science Diploma course
  • Employment in the science fields
  • Doctor
  • Science Technician
  • Vet
  • Chemist
  • Nurse
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Midwife
  • Dentist
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Midwife
  • Dentist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Paramedic
  • Biomedical Scientist
  • Pharmacist
  • Optician

BTEC FIRST L2 EXTENDED CERTIFICATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE

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Course Info

Start Date
End Date
Duration
Location
Qualification Level
Fees (16-18)
Fees (19+)

07/09/20
09/07/21
>29 weeks
Ealing
Level 2
Free
N/A

Requirements

4 GCSEs grade D (grade 3) including Maths and English, Core and Additional Science at grade DD(3,3);

 

OR

Level 1 Diploma in Science in Applied Science together with GCSE grade D (grade 3) in Maths and English;

OR

Level 1 FS in Maths and English alongside the Level 1 Diploma in Applied Science

Assessment Method

You will be assessed through project work, written assignments, presentations, observations, in-class tests and external exams for some mandatory units. Graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction (highest honor).

Units

  • Principles of Science
  • Biology and Our Environment
  • Energy and Our Universe
  • Chemical Analysis and Detection
  • The Living Body
  • Applications of Chemical Substances
  • Science in Medicine
  • Scientific Skills

Progression Opportunities

  • Level 3 Science course
  • Level 2 or Level 3 apprenticeship
  • Another Level 2 vocational qualification to complement this course that opens employability options in science-related roles such as entry-level science technician.

BTEC NATIONAL L3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN APPLIED SCIENCE

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Course Info

Start Date
End Date
Duration
Location
Qualification Level
Fees (16-18)
Fees (19+)

07/09/20
09/07/21
>29 weeks
Ealing
Level 3
Free
£ 2880.00

Requirements

4 GCSEs grade A*- C or 9 – 4 including Maths and English;

 

OR

Function or Key Skills awards at Level 2

OR

BTEC Level 2 Diploma (Merit grade achieved minimum)

If English is not your first language, you should have a minimum of 5.5 in IELTS alongside a UK or equivalent international qualification (a NARIC check will be required). Entry also requires an internal assessment to be completed successfully.

Assessment Method

You will be assessed through project work, written assignments, presentations, observations, in-class tests and external exams for some mandatory units. Graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction (highest honor).

Units

1st Year:

  • Principles and Applications of Science I
  • Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques
  • Science Investigation Skills
  • Laboratory Techniques and their Application
  • Contemporary Issues in Science
  • Physiology of Human Body Systems
  • Diseases and Infection
  • Electrical Circuits and their Applications

2nd Year:

  • Principles and Applications of Science II
  • Investigative Project
  • Contemporary Issues in Science
  • Industrial Chemical Reactions
  • Practical Chemical Analysis
  • Medical Physics Applications

Progression Opportunities

  • Higher National Certificate or Higher National Diploma to allow work within a Science Laboratory
  • Apprenticeships within the Science Sector
  • Employment in the Science Industry
  • Study at a University as the extended Diploma in Applied Science is considered equivalent to 3 A-Levels by Universities and Employers

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