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Biomedical Science & Analytical Forensics Advanced (Level 3)

Tresham college forensic science

Overview

Analytical Forensics & Biomedical Science Advanced (Level 3)

A two-year, full-time course that meets entry requirements for learners who want to progress to HE courses in the science sector before entering employment. Learners will develop their skills and knowledge within chemistry, biology and physics as well as a chosen specialist topic such as biomedical science or forensic science.

Learners will experience teaching from experts within the field of biomedical and forensic science. By the end of the first year of the course, learners will have developed their skills and confidence within the core sciences, which will earn them a foundation diploma in applied science – this is equivalent to 1 A-level.

Within the second year students will continue developing their core scientific skills, as well as follow their chosen specialist pathway. This upgrades their foundation diploma to an extended diploma, equivalent to 3 A-levels. The course is designed to assess students via coursework and exams which involves practical and theory work. Alongside this, students will conduct work placement and enhancement programmes to strengthen their employability and career applications.

Course information

Need to know

Entry requirements

Essential: 4 GCSEs grade 4 or above

Desirable: Including Science GCSE grade 4 or above

What qualification will I gain?

BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science.

How will I be assessed?

Mixture of continuous assessment and 4 exams across 2 years.

Course content

What will I study?

Year 1:

  • Unit 1 – Principles and Applications of Science I (exam based)
  • Unit 2 – Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques
  • Unit 3 – Science Investigation Skills (exam based)
  • Unit 4 – Laboratory Techniques and their Applications
  • Unit 8 – Physiology of Humans Body Systems
  • Unit 11 – Genetics and Genetic Engineering

 

Year 2: Biomedical Science Pathway

  • Unit 5 – Principles and Applications of Science II (exam based)
  • Unit 6 – Investigative Project
  • Unit 7 – Contemporary Issues in Science (exam based)
  • Unit 10 – Biological Molecules and Metabolic Pathways
  • Unit 12 – Diseases and Infections
  • Unit 19 – Practical Chemical Analysis
  • Unit 20 – Biomedical Science

Year 2: Analytical Forensic Science

  • Unit 5 – Principles and Applications of Science II (exam based)
  • Unit 6 – Investigative Project
  • Unit 7 – Contemporary Issues in Science (exam based)
  • Unit 19 – Practical Chemical Analysis
  • Unit 23 – Forensic Evidence, Collection and Analysis
  • Unit 25 – Forensic Fire Investigation
  • Unit 26 – Forensic Traffic Collision Investigation

 

Next steps

Course progression:

  • Level 4 HNC in Applied Science (Forensic Science)
  • University BSc courses within a scientific field

Career progression:

  • Scientific careers approx. £25,000 starting salary

Additional information

You will need:

  • a lab coat
  • lab goggles
  • and gloves

Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, or  contact info@bedfordcollegegroup.ac.uk.

Available Courses
Bedford College
Starts: 11/09/2023
Type: Full Time
Length: 2 years
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
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Tresham College Kettering Campus
Starts: 11/09/2023
Type: Full Time
Length: 2 years
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
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Tresham College Corby campus
Starts: 11/09/2023
Type: Full Time
Length: 2 years
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
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Funding Information

All full-time Level 1 and Level 2 courses are now FREE for everyone, whatever their age. If you are looking to study a Level 3 qualification, courses are still free if you’re under 19 or 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. If you’re over 23 or studying a second Level 3 qualification, you will need to pay a fee. Find out more on our financial support page at: www.bedfordcollegegroup.co.uk/finance or view the Full-time Fee Flow Chart below.

If you are unsure whether you need to pay or not then please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990.

Full-time Fee Flow Chart

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. You can also pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable.

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Tresham College Applied Science Level 3
Applied Science

Aleksandra

When I’d finished my GCSEs I wanted to learn more about science because I find it so interesting to see how our body works and how it adapts to our surroundings. Secondary school just gave us the basics, but at College it’s about researching the subject and taking it to the next level. I really enjoy studying chemistry and biology together because it enables me to combine my passion for sport with my scientific knowledge. I’ve played hockey since I was seven and am now a member of the Kettering Hockey Club.  

We did one experiment called ‘screaming jelly babies’ where you can see how much energy there is in a sweet by putting it into molten potassium chlorate. The reaction shows the oxidation of the sugar in the jelly baby and causes a screaming noise. I’m very interested in diet and take care of what I’m eating because I’m aware of how it affects our bodies.  

I want to study Science at university but also bring sport into my education, perhaps through Sport Science, Biochemistry or even Pharmacology. A career that combines the two would be ideal, such as a Personal Trainer or Laboratory Scientist.   

The College offers an independent environment, which is a really nice way to learn and good experience for the future. The course is mainly coursework based, so it’s good if you like being organised and taking control of your own studying, like I do. The tutors are very supportive and help us think about our futures by talking to us independently.  

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

 

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support

We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.

 

Accessibility

We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

 

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 to order your copy.