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Applied Science Intermediate (Level 2)

Applied Science Intermediate (Level 2)


Applied Science Intermediate (Level 2)

The Qualifications in Applied Science and Technology are intended to give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that will enable them to progress to qualifications in a science or technology related area at a higher level or to employment in a science or technology related area.

Level 2 Applied Science enables students who have a keen interest in the scientific field to develop their skills and understanding. The course is intended for students who may not have achieved the required qualifications for the level 3 course in their GCSEs. Students in the past have then grown in confidence with their scientific abilities, which has enabled them to progress onto the level 3 course. Students will be taught by tutors who are experts within their field. They will also be 100% assessed via course work throughout the year which benefits those students who may struggle with exams.

Course information

Need to know

Entry requirements

Essential: 3 GCSEs grade 3 or above

Desirable: Science GCSE

What qualification will I gain?

Gateway Qualifications Level 2 Diploma in Applied Science and Technology.

How will I be assessed?

Continuous Assessment via Coursework.

Industry placement

30 hours work placement throughout the academic year.

Course content

What will I study?

Units studied are:

  • Biology and our Environment
  • Environmental Science
  • Chemistry and our Earth
  • Energy and our Universe
  • Investigating a Crime Scene
  • The Living Body
  • Science in Medicine

Next steps

Course progression:

BTEC Level 3 in Applied Science.

Career progression:

Careers in the scientific field generally prefer qualifications equivalent to Level 3 or above. This Level 2 course is used to progress onto a level 3 course.

Additional information

You will need a lab coat, lab goggles and gloves.

Any questions?

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Available Courses
Tresham College Kettering Campus
Starts: 11/09/2023
Type: Full Time
Length: 35 weeks
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
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Fees: 16-18 Yrs: Fully Funded 19+ Yrs: Fully Funded*
Bedford College
Starts: 11/09/2023
Type: Full Time
Length: 1 year
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 10:00am
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Fees: 16-18 Yrs: Fully Funded 19+ Yrs: Fully Funded*

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

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: 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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If you live in any of the following areas and wish to apply for or enrol onto one of our courses, please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990 to check if your course is funded or not (Please note that if your course is not funded then you will pay a higher fee than what is listed, please contact our Customer Contact team for more information):

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  • Greater Manchester
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  • Tees Valley
  • West of England
  • West Midlands
  • Sheffield
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  • Barnsley and Doncaster
  • West Yorkshire
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Additional formats

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