Lambeth College - Level 1 Certificate in Science (OCN)
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Is this the course for you?

Do you want to work in a science-based industry? Are you looking for a qualification that can open the door to further study, or improve your position on the jobs ladder? Then look no further than this Level 1 Certificate, designed for those with limited experience of scientific study, but big dreams of working in the industry.

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 in our state-of-the-art laboratories, 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 Extended Certificate in Science is the qualification for you.

What experience and skills will you gain?

Knowledge of:

  • Human biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Maths
  • Forensic detection


  • Study skills
  • Word processing
  • Research skills

What do you need to apply?

You will need an entry Level 3 English qualification, including Entry 3 Functional skills English and maths or ESOL Level 1.

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?

After successfully passing the Level 1 Diploma in Science, you could further develop your knowledge and skills on the Level 2 Pre Access Science

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