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Bradford College

Applied Science (Route to Foundation Diploma in Applied Science)

Study Level
Adult, Level 2
1 year
Start Date
September 2024
Study Mode
David Hockney Building


This Adult Science course will enable mature students to bridge the gap between Level 2 and Level 3; this allow students to progress on to the level 3 Applied Science Adult course. Students will undertake a baseline assessment to establish their starting point. The first part of this bridging programme will a recap of Level 1 with a key focus on core science concepts and knowledge before moving on to the level 2 topics.

Level 2 Science can help students take the first steps towards a career in a wide range of sectors such as industrial, medical, or forensic science. Students will be taught scientific principles and how to put them into practice in the workplace and improve their confidence.

  Key Info

This course has a core of underpinning knowledge, skills and understanding and is broken into 3 subject areas, Chemistry, Biology and Physics with specialised tutors to support in each of these specific science strands.

Specialised tutors will teach each science section with hands on practical work in our well-equipped laboratories.
The course will consist of the following modules:


  • Atomic structure
  • Bonding
  • The periodic table
  • Trends of the periodic table
  • Lab techniques


  • Cell structure and function
  • Microscopes
  • Cell specialisation
  • Digestive system
  • Tissue structure and function
  • Function of nervous tissue
  • Diseases


  • Energy
  • Working with waves
  • Electricity
  • Electrical circuits
  • Wave speed
  • Waves in communication

Entry to this course requires a grade 3 GCSE in English Language and Maths or Level 1 Functional Skills in English and Maths.

You must be aged 19 or over.

Assessment includes assignments, internal exams and practicals.

Successful completion of this course can allow you to progress on to BTEC Level 3 National Foundation in Applied Science.

Completion of the Level 3 Diploma in Applied Science allows for progression within the College to our HND in Chemistry, Biology or Environmental Science as well as routes into University.

This programme is full funded for adult learners.

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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