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Bradford College

Introductory Certificate in Applied Science for Adults

Qualification Gained
BTEC Level 1 Introductory Certificate in Applied Science
Study Level
Level 1
Course Type
1 year
Start Date
September 2024
Study Mode
David Hockney Building


The BTEC Level 1 Introductory Certificate in Applied Science is designed around practical skills and tasks that place an emphasis on learners demonstrating what they can do rather than what they know in theory. The qualification give learners 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 them to progress to further learning.

The Certificate offers an introduction to the applied science sector and could be studied alongside other subjects in a study programme.

  Key Info

All learners taking these qualifications will study core units that focus on key transferable skills such as research and planning, time management and working with others. Learners will also take a number of sector units.

The content of the sector units offers a broad introduction to the skills and knowledge within that sector, allowing the delivery to be practical and active in order to engage learners.

For applied science, the units cover topics such as investigating crime scene evidence, measuring waves used in technology and investigating variations in plants and animals.

  • Being Organised
  • Developing a Personal Progression Plan
  • Exploring Biology
  • Exploring Chemistry
  • Exploring Physics

Entry to this course requires 4 GCSEs at 1-2 (E-G) or above including Science, English and Maths, usually with functional skills at Entry Level 3. You should have an interest in science with the drive to succeed.

Assessment will be by assignments, presentations, observation of practical work and practical lab written reports. All units in these qualifications are internally assessed.

Successful completion of this course can lead to further study on our Level 2 Diploma in Applied Science or employment in the Applied Science sector.

If you are 16 to 18 years old you won’t have to pay tuition fees. If you’re 19 or older you may need to pay a fee.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.

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

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