Level 1

Applied Science Level 1 Diploma

Duration Age Group Study Start Cost Available Locations
1 YEAR SCHOOL LEAVERS FULL TIME 09/09/2024
FREE* Southend Campus
Duration Age Group Study Start Cost Available Locations
1 YEAR SCHOOL LEAVERS FULL TIME 09/09/2024
FREE* Southend Campus

Overview

This course provides an entry point for young people wishing to study Science after they turn 16 and provides the knowledge needed to progress on to further study of Science.

The Level 1 Applied Science course provides a great bank of soft skills for learners such as critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication through the teaching of a wide range of science skills across Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Forensics. These skills are vital for success not only in science but also in a learners wider life, whether helping in part time jobs or giving them skills to progress into others.

The course allows the integration of English and Maths into the curriculum; through the use of data created by practicals, ratios in preparing practicals and a range of English skills through presentations, reports and podcasts used in the assessment of the units.

The core sciences of chemistry, physics and biology are covered to a basic level, allowing an understanding of these subjects which equips learners with the necessary knowledge and understanding to progress confidently onto higher levels of study on our Level 2 and 3 courses.


This course provides an entry point for young people wishing to study Science after they turn 16 and provides the knowledge needed to progress on to further study of Science.

Entry Requirements

  • An Entry 3 qualification or GCSEs x 2 at grade 2/E in MATHS or ENGLISH
  • Successful attendance at transition event
     

Course Structure

The following units are included:

  • Being Organised 
  • Developing a Personal Progression Plan 
  • Working with Others 
  • Researching a Topic 

In addition six units from the list below will also be completed:

  • Testing the Quality of Products 
  • Carrying Out a Scientific Experiment 
  • Investigating Variations in Plants and Animals 
  • Measuring Waves Used in Technology 
  • Practical Actions to Protect the Environment 
  • Making a Chemical Product 
  • Testing the Properties of Products 
  • Investigating Crime Scene Evidence 
  • Exploring Biology 
  • Exploring Chemistry 
  • Exploring Physics
     

Assessment & Feedback

  • oral or written presentations with assessor questioning
  • practical assessments with observation records and supporting evidence
  • recordings of role play, interviews and other activity
  • work logbooks, reflective journals
     

Course Cost

School Leavers, full_time: FREE

FREE to UK under 19s not in employment

What Next...

Progression options include Level 2 Applied Science.