The Science Academy at Career 6

sets you on your journey to an in demand job in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) sector.

As well as the chance to work in a broad range of career opportunities, you will have a higher starting salary than most other graduates.

Career 6 offers the Extended Diploma in Applied Science, which develops skills and knowledge across all the sciences.

You will also study specialised units in biomedical and forensics in the second year, which include essential research and analytical skills.

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We recommend that you have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above. These must include a grade 4 in English Language, a grade 5 in Mathematics and two grade 5 in Science GCSEs.

Applied Science

What will I study?

You will study eighteen units over the two years which will result in three A Level
equivalents. Your units include; developing scientific procedures and techniques,
developing investigating skills, laboratory techniques and their application.

You will complete an investigative report and also study units on forensic evidence collection and analysis. The BTEC is mainly assessed through coursework; this allows you to demonstrate how you apply the knowledge that you build across the course.

Additional option include:

  • Forensic Evidence Collection and Analysis
  • Physiology of Human Body Systems
  • Biochemistry and Biochemical Techniques
  • Applications of Forensic Psychology
  • Medical Physics Techniques