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Certificate in Applied Science

BTEC Applied Science

East Riding College (Beverley/ Bridlington)

Flemingate Centre, Armstrong Way, Beverley / Bridlington, HU17 OGH

This course is delivered at Flemingate, Bev and St Mary's Walk, Brid

Telephone: 0345 120 0044

Website: www.eastridingcollege.ac.uk

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This course offers an exciting alternative to anyone interested in studying science, but struggles with exams. The course will develop your understanding of science, giving you an insight into the practical applications of science in the workplace. It will cover aspects of the three main sciences, but focuses mainly on biology and chemistry.

What will you be learning?

There are 6 units in this course:

  • Fundamentals of science
  • Working in the science industry
  • Scientific investigations
  • Physiology of human body systems
  • Chemical laboratory techniques
  • Microbiological techniques

All units are assessed by practical coursework which is internally marked and externally moderated.


Start Date: September 2017

Duration: 34 weeks (Full Time)

Availability: 2017-2018

Who can do it?

Age Range: 16-19, 19+

What will you be working towards?

Awarding Body: AQA

Type: Certificate

Level: Level 3

Entry Requirements:

  • Five GCSEs grade A* - C/ 4 - 9 - if you are doing a full-time A'level programme

  • Four GCSEs grade  A* - C/4 - 9 - if you are combining an A'level with a vocational programme

Additional Information

Lead Provider: East Riding College

Course Contact: Learner Services 0345 120 0044


Due to the problem solving skills that are developed law is a highly regarded subject. Many students progress to university for law, law related courses such as criminology or a degree in any other subject. In addition, the study of law can be a sound background for many careers. It can lead to various careers in law, such as working as a solicitor, barrister or paralegal. It is also a useful foundation for many careers such as business, government, banking and the police force.