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Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Wed 01 September 2021

Starts: 01/09/2021

Duration: 1 Year(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

When: Monday-Friday 09:00 to 17:00

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs grade 9-4 (grade A- C) which should include English, maths and core and additional science or a relevant BTEC Level 2 qualification in Applied Science (merit) together with GCSE maths at grade 9-4 (Grade A- C) and GCSE English at grade 9-3 (grade A*- D). References may be taken up. If you do not have a grade 9-4 in GCSE English or maths you will have to study these alongside your BTEC course.

Who is the course for

This exciting course is suitable for students with a strong interest in a practical approach to biological and chemical sciences.

Course Content

Course units include:

  • Fundamentals of science
  • Working in the science industry
  • Scientific investigation
  • Scientific practical techniques
  • Perceptions of science
  • Application of numbers for science technicians
  • Mathematics for science technicians
  • Physiology of human body systems
  • Medical physics techniques
  • Forensic psychology
  • Criminal psychology
  • Criminal investigation procedures.

Study Methods

The course involves taught lessons, practical classes, portfolio building sessions and workshops. Students are expected to work on their coursework outside their timetabled classes.

How is the course assessed

Some units are assessed by coursework which is internally marked and externally moderated. Students take two externally-examined units each year.

Where next - Further Studies

Progress from the Foundation Diploma to the Extended Diploma in Applied Science. After completing the Extended Diploma, progress onto a higher education course.

Where next - Job Opportunities

It is also possible to progress into employment in a science-related industry.

How to Apply

To apply for a course choose one of these methods:

  • Online - click the Apply Now button, fill out the form and submit
  • Post - download an application form here , or use the form in the prospectus. Fill it out and return it to: Student Records/Admissions, Uxbridge College, Park Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1NQ.

When we have received your application we will contact you to arrange an interview time.

Uxbridge Campus: Course Starting Wed 01 September 2021

Starts: 01/09/2021

Duration: 1 Year(s)

Where: Uxbridge Campus

When: Monday-Friday 09:00 to 17:00

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I attended a taster day before I joined Uxbridge College. I liked the way teachers made the class fun. They are well-qualified, very helpful and approachable. The science labs here are fully equipped and we have everything we need on our course. We have easy access to computers, chrome books and other resources from the library. I like the work experience projects that we are involved in, as it helps me learn and develop new skills and prepares me for the future. I will definitely recommend this College to anyone looking to join.
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I liked a lot of things about Uxbridge College when I came for the open day. Its reputation of being the No1 college, the diversity among students, helpful and friendly staff and opportunities like work experience for my course and I wasn’t disappointed. I love how supportive the staff are, and want us to work to our full potential. Even during lockdown, the online sessions and presentations set up by teachers were very helpful. All lessons are laid out very logically and class discussions help fill any gaps in my understanding. If you join Uxbridge College, you won’t regret your choice!