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The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London


London’s College for Skills

Introduction to the course

You will gain a nationally recognised vocational qualification to enter employment as a science technician apprentice, assistant practitioner, or to progress to other vocational qualifications such as Applied Science BTEC Level 3.

You will gain an understanding of the role of a science technician, their relationship with the scientific community and their responsibilities towards the community and the environment.

You will study units such as:

Chemistry and our Earth,

Energy and our Universe,

Biology and our Environment,

Science and the world of work,

Monitoring the environment,

Science In Medicine,

Chemical Analysis and Detection,

Exploring our Universe

What do I need?

You will need 4 GCSEs at grade D-G or the equivalent Level 1 qualifications at Pass grade, and have a good reference with a desire to succeed in your studies

How is the course taught?

You will be taught through lectures, practical investigations, videos, role-plays and field visits.

You will carry out classroom activities that are based on workplace scenarios.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed continuously, through classroom presentations, written assignments and practical reports. You will complete projects and assignments based on realistic workplace situations, activities to introduce you to the different science related career options.

What does it lead to?

You can progress on to the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Sciences or BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Pharmaceutical Science

Employer's Benefit

You will develop the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary for employment or further study at Level 3. Opportunities are provided for you to develop the skills and knowledge required to work in the applied science industry or in an organisation that uses science.


Course Details

Location Start Date - End Date
Enfield Centre 4 Sep 2017 - 6 Jul 2018

Course Code: FD2MAPS1 / 17DA11Z

Information on course fees

If you are aged 16 – 18:
Courses are free up to Level 3

If you are over 18, fees may apply:

If you are aged, 19-23 click here for information on financial help available to you.

Information on how to apply
Tottenham Centre 5 Sep 2017 - 7 Jul 2018

Course Code: FD2MAPS1 / 17DA11A

Information on course fees

If you are aged 16 – 18:
Courses are free up to Level 3

If you are over 18, fees may apply:

If you are aged, 19-23 click here for information on financial help available to you.

Information on how to apply

What are the levels?

Testimonial

Newton Ernest Ofei

I think the course I studied and the College as a whole are really good. I achieved a double Distinction with 100% attendance and punctuality and am finishing my course to become a pharmacy technician.

Newton Ernest Ofei Applied Science National Diploma Level 3

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Entry Level

This level will help you to develop general skills and improve your confidence if you do not have any experience or GCSEs. It will improve your basic reading, number skills and English language skills

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Level 1

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Level 2

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Level 3

This level gives you a thorough and developed understanding of the subject area. This level will give you experience in problem-solving, managing a workload and adapting your skills to achieve your objectives. This level is the minimum requirement when applying to universities and is the preferred requirement for most employers.

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Level 4 and Above

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