During this course, you will explore all aspects of science in our laboratories, by conducting practical experiments and hypotheses, where you will investigate diseases, infections, chemical reactions and medical physics. You will also enhance your knowledge of scientific theory that will equip you for higher education and employment within the science sector.

This qualification is equivalent to three A levels, and carries UCAS points that are recognised by higher education providers for many relevant courses.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course starts in September and will take two years to complete.

This course will take place at our Main Campus, Huyton, Liverpool, L36 3SD.

What will I study?

The course consists of 13 modules, 7 mandatory, and 6 optional.

The mandatory modules are:

  • Principles and Applications of Science I
  • Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques
  • Science Investigation Skills
  • Laboratory Techniques and their Applications
  • Principles and Applications of Science II
  • Investigative Project
  • Contemporary Issues in Science

The optional units are:

  • Microbiology and Microbiological Techniques
  • Disease and Infection
  • Applications of Organic Chemistry
  • Practical Chemical Analysis
  • Industrial Chemical Reactions
  • Applications of Medical Physics

How is it assessed?

Assessment is continuous throughout the course by a range of methods including assignments, evidence portfolios, projects, case studies, practical exercises and external tests and set tasks.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have successfully completed the level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Applied Science.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2024), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please visit our dedicated Financial Support page.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Upon successful completion of this course, you could accrue up to 168 UCAS Tariff Points to take you to university. You may choose to progress on to University Centre St Helens to study FdSc Applied Microbiology, FdSc Exercise, Health and Fitness or HNC Applied Chemistry.

Are you ready to apply?

Simply fill in our online form here.

However, if you still have questions in relation to this course and wish to receive further information, please submit your enquiry here.

Ref: Tracey Turner/ Rohit Warikoo