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Principles of Applied Science

Course Code: QE-SC1

Level: 2
Subject area: Science
Awarding body: BTEC
Qualification: Award
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: Eight weeks
When you'll study: Wednesdays and Fridays, 9.00am - 4.00pm

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About the course

Do you wonder how things work? Are you interested in the solar system and space exploration, how the human body works, or how to investigate a crime scene? If you’re interested in science then City College Plymouth is the place for you, thanks to this BTEC level 2 science course, named ‘Principles of Applied Science’. Remember, all great journeys begin with a single step and this course is for the curious and adventurous. If you are ready for the challenge and are interested in following a career in science, then this BTEC science qualification can help you to progress to advanced level at the College and onwards to study forensic, biomedical or marine science and conservation.

What you'll learn

The course will cover the following subjects:

  • principles of science
  • chemistry
  • energy and our universe
  • biology and our environment
  • applications of chemical substances
  • applications of physical science
  • health applications of life science
  • scientific skills

There are no formal exams.

What's next?

Upon successful completion of this course, you may progress to our level 3 courses in applied science or marine science and conservation. Alternatively, you could enter employment within the broad science/medical industry.The typical sorts of employment opportunities include laboratory technician, environmental and health protection and roles involving sample analysis. You would also be prepared for the first steps in various professions: sports science, engineering, medicine, dentistry and animal health.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2017/18 (August 2017 – July 2018). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2018/19.


Course Code: QE-SC1

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £350

B Reduced Course Fee (for eligible students): £0

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 A  or   B
19 - 23 A  or   B(Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A  or   B

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.