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Health and Medical

Choosing this pathway will help start your career plans within the medical, health and caring professions

We are the only local college to offer this Health and Science qualification and you will be taught by experts from these professions. This course brings together knowledge and understanding with practical and technical skills. This is achieved through you performing scientific investigations and specialised workshops in our state-of-the-art laboratories and using the dedicated facilities used on our nursing degree programmes. You will have the chance to study options including Physiology of Human Body Systems, Regulation and Reproduction and Biological Molecules and Metabolic Pathways and Genetics and Genetic Engineering. You will be supported throughout your time with us to realise your potential with individual and expert support and undertake additional qualifications around advances in this field such as CRISPR.

You will see how your subjects link to your career plans through visits to local universities. our capital experience visit to London to visit museum exhibitions to understand the human body and even the chance to International Red Cross in Geneva and see the cutting-edge research taking place at CERN.

Students from this pathway have progressed on to university to study nursing, biomedical sciences and radiography.

BTEC Applied Science

What Will I Study?

Applied Science provides the opportunity to apply your scientific learning and knowledge to practical and industry-based scenarios. You will be assessed on the application of your learning to real-world situations. The Applied Science course offers a practical, hands-on approach to science with lots of opportunities to carry out experimental work in our laboratories. The course contains a mixture of biology, chemistry and physics content at Level 3 with some mathematical elements. Units studied include applications of organic chemistry, physiology of human body systems, science investigation skills and laboratory techniques. Each unit is tailored to give you the skills you need to succeed at university and within the science industry.

What Can I Do With My applied science Qualification?

There is a wide range of progression opportunities that you can pursue after completing this course. You could choose to progress to higher education to study a science-related degree course such as Nursing or Radiography.