Science BTEC

Our BTEC Science qualification will help you gain skills and knowledge of working in a laboratory. You will learn about the principles and applications of science, practical scientific procedures, and develop your scientific investigation skills.

Site

Hastings (Station Plaza)

Level

Level 3

Course Type

16 +

Qualification

A Level

Courses

Options Course Code Starts Ends
apply 01143y1 12/09/22 07/07/24

What will I study?

Our two-year BTEC Science course will teach you more about science in an applied way.

Throughout the course, you will develop skills in independent learning, lab work, and research. You will learn about the principles and applications of science, practical scientific procedures, and gain scientific investigation techniques and skills.

You will also gain an understanding of how to work safely in a laboratory and use lab equipment. You will also develop an appreciation of the competencies, skills and knowledge required for Higher Education and employment in science-based careers.

What previous qualifications or experience do I need?

A GCSE grade 5 in Maths and a GCSE grade 5 in a Science subject.,Our general entry requirements to study 3 A-Levels or any mixed level 3 programme are: 5 GCSEs grade 4-9 including English Language and/or Maths at grade 5. Subject specific entry criteria may also apply. Our general entry requirements to study 4 A-Levels are: 6 GCSEs grade 4-9 including English Language and Maths at grade 6. Subject specific entry criteria may also apply.

How will I be assessed?

Your assessments will be coursework-based and will include specific unit assignments, presentations, tests, observation of practical work and practical lab written reports.

What qualification will I achieve?

Once you have completed this course, you will achieve a BTEC Science Diploma.

What can I do after completing this course?

Once you have finished the course, you will have the opportunity to study a wide range of university courses, both within and outside the science curriculum. Degree courses may include Biology, Physics, Chemistry, or more specific programmes, such as Forensic Science.

Are there any extra costs?

There may be some additional costs during the course for trips and visits to further your learning.

Additional Info

The units involve a range of practical laboratory work and academic study, as well as talks from professionals and visits to places of scientific interest and industries.