Is this the course for you?
Do you have ambitions of a rewarding career in a science-based industry? Are you looking for a qualification that can open the door to further study or improve your job prospects? Do you want a course that will teach you study and research skills, as well as developing your knowledge of science? Look no further, because this could be the course you've been looking for.
The Level 1 Diploma in science is designed for those of you who may have limited experience of scientific study, but wish to pursue a career in the wide and varied science sector. This course will provide you with a broad overview of the key areas of science, while also developing your transferable skills in IT, study and research, maths, and English.
Mainly based at our state-of-the-art science laboratories, this course will teach you practical skills in the core areas of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and forensic science, while also developing your knowledge of scientific theory. You will get to perform real experiments, using industry-standard equipment, and be taught how to analyse your results.
If you are looking for a course to prepare you for your future career in the exciting world of science, and even provide the opportunity for work experience or an apprenticeship, the Level 1 Diploma in Science is the qualification for you.
What modules will you do?
You will develop knowledge and skills in a variety of scientific areas. These could include:
- Starting work in the science sector
- Using equipment to make scientific observations and measurements
- Skills and techniques for chemistry investigations
- The study of living systems
- Physics and our universe
- Growing plants for commercial use
- Causes of disease and maintaining health
- Forensic detection
- Healthier living
- Making and testing cosmetic products
- Practical scientific project
- Making useful scientific devices
- Using mathematical tools in science
- Science in the world
What do you need to apply?
2 GCSE qualifications (or equivalent) at grade D-G or 3-1, or Entry Level vocational qualification.
Additional information: You will have an initial assessment in maths and English
How will you be assessed?
You will be assessed by a combination of practical assignments and course work.
Where can this course take you?
This course could lead to employment in a junior, trainee, or entry-level role in a science-related industry; an apprenticeship; or give you the opportunity to progress to further study.
After successfully passing the Level 1 Diploma in Science, you could further develop your knowledge and skills on the following Level 2 course:
- Level 2 Diploma in Science (BTEC)