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Course: Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma Applied Science (Analytical and Forensic Science)Campus: Strand RoadType: Full TimeStart Date:Fees:
- Site location Strand Road
- Forensic Traffic Collision Investigation
- Principles and Applications of Science I
- Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques
- Science Investigation Skills
- Laboratory Techniques and their Application
- Principles and Application of Science II
- Investigative Project
- Contemporary Issues in Science
- Genetics and Genetic Engineering
- Microbiology and Microbiological Techniques
- Practical Chemical Analysis
- Forensics Evidence, Collection and Analysis
- Forensic Fire Investigation
UK Requirements4 GCSEs (Grade C or above) including a Science subject, English and Maths
ROI Requirements4 OLCs (Grade 05 or above) including a Science subject, plus English and Maths; OR Leaving Cert Applied - (Merit) to include one Science elective module.
Further StudyThis course provides the equivalent of 3 A Levels. You can progress to a range of Higher Education courses such as the Ulster University Foundation Degree in Applied and Medical Sciences or onto BSc Hons or MSc degree programmes such as Forensic Science, Criminology, Analytical Chemistry, Biomedical Science, Veterinary Science, Radiography, Environmental Science, as well as traditional routes such as biology, chemistry and physics HE courses. The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as meeting, or contributing to, admission requirements for many relevant Science courses. It also provides the skills for direct route into employment within the science sector or higher level apprenticeships.
Career ProspectsA qualification in applied science will help you to develop the understanding, knowledge and skills needed to work in a broad range of jobs in this industry. These could include Agricultural Research Scientist, Ambulance Paramedic, Analytical Scientist, Audiologist, Biochemist, Biologist, Biomedical Scientist, , Chemical Engineer, Chemical Plant Process Operator, Dental Nurse, Food Scientist, Health and Safety Inspector, Laboratory Technician, Medical Laboratory Assistant, Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapist etc. Both the Science Council and the Royal Society of Chemistry endorse the course as a qualification that can lead to professional recognition as a registered science technician.
It made sense for me to study in an area where I could work alongside my studies. There is a huge benefit to the HLA because you can study locally, there’s no course fees and you learn about the industry while you’re working. There are so many employment opportunities!Roberta Deehan (HLA in Hospitality and Tourism Management)
I studied Level 2 Maths and English and successfully passed both. It was a great course, and it was great working in a smaller group. I’ve made friends for life and I’m considering progressing to another part-time course with the College.Paul Cotton (Strabane)