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Level 2 Extended Certificate

Applied Science


Level 2

Career Sector

Health, Care & Medical

Available At

Seevic Palmer's

Start Date


Course overview

Applied Science is a practical course designed to inspire and enthuse learners to consider a career in the science sector. This course will provide learners with the opportunity to gain a broad understanding of the knowledge and skills required to succeed in the science sector including practical and investigative skills, and a grounding in biology, chemistry and physics.

Entry requirements

  • Four GCSEs at grade 3 or above and one GCSE at grade 4
  • Grade 3 or above in Science
  • Grade 3 or above in GCSE Maths
  • Grade 3 or above in GCSE English Language


What will I study?

Applied Science covers a wide range of topics across the three broad disciplines of science: biology, chemistry and physics. You will study the following mandatory units:

  • Applications of Chemical Substances
  • Applications of Physical Science
  • Health Applications of Life Science
  • Scientific Skills

The course draws from the scientific knowledge you learn in the classroom to aid in developing a high level of practical laboratory skills that will stand you in good stead for further study.


What could I do next?

This course prepares you for our Level 3 Science courses in Biomedical Science or Forensic and Analytical Science. Learners then can progress to University or into the scientific workforce.


Additional information

You will be expected to purchase a lab coat from the college for approximately £10.

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