Course Information

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Applied Science (RQF)

Pearson
Sessions

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Full-Time
Campus: Dungannon
Week Starting: 01 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 1 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 15
Total Hours: 510
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator: Ruth.McAlister@swc.ac.uk

Full-Time
Campus: Enniskillen
Week Starting: 01 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 1 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 15
Total Hours: 510
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator: Katie.ODonovan@swc.ac.uk

Full-Time
Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 01 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 1 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 15
Total Hours: 510
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator: Christine.Irvine@swc.ac.uk

Description

The aim of this course is to build upon learners' interest in Science, to develop their skills, deepen their understanding, and prepare them for progression into Higher Education or into employment in the Science industry. The practical nature of the course is designed to develop learners' practical skills and expertise in the area of applied sciences through hands on experience, case studies and projects. This experience is enhanced through a high volume of practical laboratory based experimentation. This is a one year course which leads onto

Course Content

Course Units: Core units comprise of Fundamentals of Science; Working in the Science Industry; Scientific Investigations; Scientific Practical Techniques; Perceptions of Science; Using Mathematical Tools in Science and Using Statistics in Science. Learners will study a variety of other units including; Human Biology; Biochemistry and Biomedical Techniques; Forensic Science; and Psychology. This programme has a high content of practical lab based experiments carried out within our two dedicated Science Laboratories.

Optional Modules

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Assessment Method

As a practically focused, vocational course, assessment will be primarily carried out by the use of projects and coursework assignments throughout the duration of the course. These will offer opportunities to achieve Pass, Merit and Distinction criteria, and will be tracked through the year to form one final grade for each unit

Progression Opportunities

On completion learners may progress to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science and then a range of Higher Education courses such as the Ulster University Foundation Degree in Applied and Medical Sciences (Enniskillen Campus) or other Honours Degree programmes in Science and related areas. Alternatively, you could move into employment within the science sector. This programme provides many progression opportunities towards a variety of careers, such as Biomedical Science, Nursing, Psychology, Food & Nutrition, Environmental Science, Opto

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs, including a Science related subject, at Grade C or above. Entry is subject to a successful interview.