BTEC Applied Science

Applied Science Lesson 1

What is the course about?

The Applied Science course is a two year course which will allow you to study how science is used in many different types of professions and industries. The focus of the course is scientific usage, concentrating on how scientists and others use science in their work.

You will learn how science contributes to our lifestyle and the environment in which we live.
The course is designed to allow you to spend a considerable amount of your time in the laboratory, working on the kind of practical projects that may be undertaken by employees working in science-based industries.

You will complete core units on the fundamentals of science, working in the science industry and scientific techniques. You will then have the opportunity to investigate the three science disciplines in a practical aspect as well as an in-depth look at human physiology.

Who might the course suit?

The course that you choose to study will depend on your interests, strengths and preference for a particular style of learning as well as your future ambitions. You will need to work independently on a number of projects. The course is aimed at students who do not necessarily want to specialise in the separate sciences at this stage.

What might the course lead to?

The BTEC in Applied Science will prepare you for a career in the science industry or industries that use scientific knowledge and skills. It will also prepare you to take on learning and training in further and higher education. The types of courses include, for example, many science and paramedical degrees.