Applied Science BTEC First Extended Certificate – Level 2 – EDEXCEL


This fascinating course will introduce you to a branch of science that will provide you with the foundation for a career as a Forensic Scientist, Biomedical Scientist or Medical Science Technician, Environmental Analyst, or in the fields of criminology and forensic psychology at a junior level. You will put theory in to practice utilising laboratory techniques and developing your skills as a Forensic Analyst or Chemical Researcher and you will be introduced to the fundamentals of human anatomy and biotechnology. Common procedures such as fingerprinting DNA analysis, spectroscopic analysis, psychology and preserving a crime scene will be covered in this vocationally focused course. You will be able to progress on to the Level 3 course, or gain employment as an entry level Technician in a laboratory setting.

Four GCSE’s at Grade 3 (D) or above including Maths and English. Level 2 students who do not achieve a grade 4 in English and/or Maths will study a GCSE in the subject(s) as part of their study programme.

Level 3 Applied Science

Start Date: 3rd September 2018
End Date: 28th June 2019
Duration: 1 year
Location: Chester Campus
Course Description: Level 2 Applied Science


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