Applied Science Level 2
Type: Vocational
Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs at grade 3/D or above including either Maths or English and Double Award Science.
Start Date: Sept 2018
Length: 1 year
Course Overview

If you are interested in working in the science or health related industry, this is an ideal vocational route. Topics of study may include principles of applied science, chemistry and our earth, energy and our universe, scientific skills and many more.



What will I learn?

Units will include:

• Principles of applied science
• Chemistry and our earth
• Energy and our universe
• Biology and our environment
• Applications of chemical substances
• Applications of physical science
• Health applications of life science
• Scientific skills

How will the course be assessed?

Two of the units are assessed by written exams. All other units are assessed by written assignments. They are graded Pass, Merit or Distinction. For every assignment you will receive an assignment brief which will clearly outline what you have to do for the assessment and how you can achieve your grades.

At the end of the year you will gain a Level 2 with two grades; e.g. Distinction, Distinction. You need to gain at least M,M and a L2/GCSE Maths and English to progress onto the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science.


At NCC we’re committed to ensuring that your studies are career focused and are linked to your future goals. Develop a new skill, learn how to be a leader, volunteer for a good cause and keep fit through sport. Enhance your learning and make the most of the array of activities on offer to help you stand out from the crowd when applying for university, an Apprenticeship or a job.

Materials and other information

You can expect the highest quality of training from industry experts, and a wide range of exciting opportunities to enhance your learning experience, from work placements to guest speakers, trips and more.

Progression and Careers

Successful completion of this programme can lead onto our Level 3 programme.

Ready to apply?

Apply online or download an application form to become part of Nelson and Colne College.

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