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Applied Science Level 2 Diploma Basildon Campus Southend Campus

This course will give you an in-depth general knowledge of science and help you learn what it would be like to work in a science-related field

This course will give you an in-depth general knowledge of science and help you learn what it would be like to work in a science-related field You will study units such as:

  • Chemistry and our Earth
  • Energy and our universe
  • Biology and our environment
  • Investigating a crime scene
Why should I do this course? 

To develop more in-depth knowledge of science and to learn what it would be like to work in a science-related field

What's covered? 

This course will give you an in-depth general knowledge of science and help you learn what it would be like to work in a science-related field You will study units such as:

  • Chemistry and our Earth
  • Energy and our universe
  • Biology and our environment
  • Investigating a crime scene
How will my work be assessed? 

Through a range of assessment techniques which may include coursework and examinations.

What can I do after this? 

After successful completion of the course, you may progress to the College’s BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas in Applied Science or Forensic Science.

What else 
  • Use the excellent learning resources in the College's Science Centre
  • Take part in educational trips
Entry requirements 
  • GCSE grade D or above in maths, science at grade D or above, and English at grade E or above, or
  • Applied Science Level 1 Diploma (or equivalent) and maths and English at entry 3
  • successful attendance at interview event and satisfactory references

If you'd like to apply for this course, please complete our online application form. Alternatively you can fill out a paper application form (you can pick these up from reception and are also in the back of our prospectuses) and mail it to our freepost address:

South Essex College
Freepost SMU110
Luker Road
Southend on Sea
Essex

 

Online applications have now been closed but don't panic there's still time to get on a course this September. Please see our drop-in timetable for last-minute enrolment.

Venue
Basildon Campus (Nethermayne)
Starts
Monday, September 7, 2015
Attendance
Full time
Duration
1 year
Provision
School leavers
Course code
6432
Cost
£0
Cost detailsFREE to UK/EU under 19s not in employment
Basildon Campus (Nethermayne)
Address
Nethermayne
Basildon
SS16 5NN
Venue
Southend Campus (Luker Road)
Starts
Monday, September 7, 2015
Attendance
Full time
Duration
1 year
Provision
School leavers
Course code
6432
Cost
£0
Cost detailsFREE to UK/EU under 19s not in employment
Southend Campus (Luker Road)
Address
Luker Road
SS1 1ND
Venue
Basildon Campus (Nethermayne)
Starts
Monday, September 14, 2015
Attendance
Full time
Duration
1 year
Provision
Adults
Course code
6432
Co-funded Cost
£1,550
Basildon Campus (Nethermayne)
Address
Nethermayne
Basildon
SS16 5NN
Venue
Southend Campus (Luker Road)
Starts
Monday, September 14, 2015
Attendance
Full time
Duration
1 year
Provision
Adults
Course code
6432
Co-funded Cost
£1,550
Southend Campus (Luker Road)
Address
Luker Road
SS1 1ND

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My name is Charlie Priestly, I studied Public Services at South Essex College and this is my story. Originally I was going to go into games design but there was an open day with police officers down the town and the College ran the ideal courses for me, it was also close to home so I changed my mind.

I really enjoyed the course, the staff were all ex- military and ex-public services personnel so they all knew their stuff. I made a lot of good friends while I was at the College too.

I now work as a police officer for the Metropolitan Police in Barking and Dagenham Borough. Whilst I was in College I didn’t really know what I wanted to do, I knew that I wanted to become a police officer but I didn’t know how. Someone suggested that I become a special constable which is a volunteer police officer who doesn’t get paid for what they do but has the same powers and equipment as a normal police officer. I did this for 18 months and then applied to become a regular.

I had to do a 19 week intensive training course to become a regular police officer and it basically taught me everything I needed to know including things like interview techniques, how to talk to people, stop and search regulations, how to write a statement and common & statute law.

My time at South Essex College helped me with my career because as I said the staff were trained in public services and taught me things that people outside of the profession wouldn’t know. They could tell me their experience of doing the job.

The thing that I am most proud of is the job that I am doing now because it has taken me six years of hard work and training to get here. My ambition is to stay as a police officer for a while as I do enjoy being on the response unit, but In the future who knows? Maybe the dog unit or the marine unit would be interesting.

Key facts

  • Science (General)
  • Nationally Recognised Qualification
  • BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Applied Science
  • - Science

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