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Key details

Attendance Full time
Duration 1 year
Code PLWL1SCI
Awarding Body Pearson
Level BTEC Level 1
Start Date 06/09/2021

Other start dates

Course overview

The BTEC Level 1 Introductory Award in Applied Science qualification will give you the opportunity to acquire and develop generic, transferable and sector-specific skills in order to complete tasks and demonstrate a level of achievement that enables you to progress to further learning. The Award offers a basic introduction to the applied science sector. On this course you’ll be learning about a wide selection of topics including the study of living organisms, making useful scientific Investigations, practical actions to protect the environment, healthy living and science in the world to name a few.

The BTEC Level 1 Applied Science can help you embark on a career in a Science related area. The subject can be the beginning of the journey to your career in science, such as becoming an environmental scientist, a food scientist, Forensic Scientist and Medicine.

This course is run in the David Hockney Building at the main city centre campus.

What you'll study

Our experienced staff will deliver a variety of lectures, seminars, workshops and presentations alongside independent student research. You’ll learn about scientific principles and how to put them into practice in the workplace. Visits and guest speakers are also used to help enrich your learning experience.

The course is based on a Programme of Study, which consists of: the Vocational qualification itself; a City & Guilds Employability and Personal Development Award, English and Maths, a tutorial programme and work experience. Learners will study three core Employability units and two sector specific units over the duration of the course. The Level 1 Introductory Award in Science is designed for learners wishing to gain an introduction to a chosen vocation area. The Award offers the opportunity for learners to study a sector unit and plan for their next steps by completing the mandatory unit: Developing a Personal Progression Plan.

City & Guild Employability Award: Career planning and making applications, Keeping Safe, Stress Management.

 

Level 1 Award in Applied Science

Two units must be achieved, of which one must be taken from Core Skills (Group A), Developing a Personal Progression Plan and one unit from the sector options (Group B).

Core Group A units – learners must complete one unit

  • A2 Developing a Personal Progression Plan

Sector Group B units – learners must complete one unit

  • ASc5 Testing the Quality of Products
  • ASc6 Carrying Out a Scientific Experiment
  • ASc7 Investigating Variations in Plants and Animals
  • ASc8 Measuring Waves Used in Technology
  • ASc9 Practical Actions to Protect the Environment
  • ASc10 Making a Chemical Product
  • ASc11 Testing the Properties of Products
  • ASc12 Investigating Crime Scene Evidence
  • ASc13 Exploring Biology
  • ASc14 Exploring Chemistry
  • ASc15 Exploring Physics

 

  • Our experienced staff will deliver a variety of lectures, seminars, workshops and presentations alongside independent student research. You’ll learn about scientific principles and how to put them into practice in the workplace. Visits and guest speakers are also used to help enrich your learning experience.

  • The course is based on a Programme of Study, which consists of: the Vocational qualification itself; a City & Guilds Employability and Personal Development Award, English and Maths, a tutorial programme and work experience. Learners will study three core Employability units and two sector specific units over the duration of the course. The Level 1 Introductory Award in Science is designed for learners wishing to gain an introduction to a chosen vocation area. The Award offers the opportunity for learners to study a sector unit and plan for their next steps by completing the mandatory unit: Developing a Personal Progression Plan.

  • City & Guild Employability Award: Career planning and making applications, Keeping Safe, Stress Management.

     

    Level 1 Award in Applied Science

    Two units must be achieved, of which one must be taken from Core Skills (Group A), Developing a Personal Progression Plan and one unit from the sector options (Group B).

    Core Group A units – learners must complete one unit

    • A2 Developing a Personal Progression Plan

    Sector Group B units – learners must complete one unit

    • ASc5 Testing the Quality of Products
    • ASc6 Carrying Out a Scientific Experiment
    • ASc7 Investigating Variations in Plants and Animals
    • ASc8 Measuring Waves Used in Technology
    • ASc9 Practical Actions to Protect the Environment
    • ASc10 Making a Chemical Product
    • ASc11 Testing the Properties of Products
    • ASc12 Investigating Crime Scene Evidence
    • ASc13 Exploring Biology
    • ASc14 Exploring Chemistry
    • ASc15 Exploring Physics

     

Assessment

You will be assessed through a range of methods that include coursework, assignments and presentations.

Entry requirements

Level 1: You should have keen interest in Science and achieved a minimum 2 GCSE at grade 2 (E) or above. Entry level 3 qualifications with minimum Entry 3 at Maths and English are also accepted.

English and/or Mathematics will be included in your timetable if you have not achieved a GCSE at grade 4 or above in these subjects when you start your course.

Work experience

There will be opportunities for experience of work - 30 hours experience of work.

Tuition fees

If you're 19 or older you may need to pay a fee.

All fees exclude exams, registration and administration charges. These fees apply to all learners, except those with full fee remission.

For information about our student services, please click here.

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