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Course Code: IAAS

Level: 1
Subject area: Science
Awarding body: Pearson
Qualification: Award
Course type: Short course
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: Ten weeks
When you'll study: Fridays 9.00am - 4.00pm

About the course

Fancy getting into science but have no background or formal qualifications? This short course will provide you with the perfect stepping-stone into lab work in biology, chemistry and physics. You will need no prior knowledge of science and we will support your development in this growing industry!

What you'll learn

The Award offers you the opportunity to study a sector unit and plan for your next steps. You will complete the following two units: 

  • developing a personal progression plan 
  • carrying out a scientific experiment.
Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


The course is assessed by internal assessment (coursework).

What's next?

Upon successful completion you may progress to the BTEC First Level 2 Award or Extended Certificate.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2022/23 (August 2022 – July 2023). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2023/24.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)


Course Code: IAAS

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £250

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

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
19 - 23 A(Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.