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Bradford College

First Award in Principles of Applied Science

Study Level
Level 2
Course Type
School Leavers
1 Academic Year
Start Date
September 2024
Study Mode
David Hockney Building


Do you have a passion for science and want to pursue this as a career?

This course will provide the foundation required to get you set for an exciting career in the science industry. This course is perfect if you have a passion for problem solving and investigation and a good eye for detail.

You’ll learn both the principles and applications of all three sciences. You will also be able to develop your skills in Maths and English.

  Key Info

You can expect hands-on practical learning combined with gaining a good grasp of theory.

You will study in our specialist laboratories and be taught by highly skilled and experienced tutors. You’ll get a great insight into the career paths available across a range of scientific careers.

  Qualification Gained: Edexcel BTEC First Award in Principles of Applied Science
  • Principles of Science
  • Chemistry and Our Earth
  • Energy and Our Universe
  • Biology and Our Environment

Entry to this course requires 3 GCSEs at a grade A-D or 9-3 including GCSE Maths and English Language.

Assessment includes assignments, presentations, observation of practical work and practical lab written reports.

There are opportunities for work placement on this course.

Successful completion of this course can lead to further study or employment.

The skills and knowledge you gain on the course will enable you to progress on to advanced qualifications such as the BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Applied Science.

Careers in this area include:

  • Environmental Science
  • Food Science
  • Scientific Research
  • Quality Control
  • Hospital Laboratory work
  • Product Testing

If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact [email protected]

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