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Credit controllers

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Science, engineering and production technicians n.e.c.

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Entry requirements

Please see our Entry Requirements page for general entry requirement guidance. Level 2 GCSE or BTEC Science will also be considered as part of the entry requirement.


One and two year courses.

What will I study?

Students complete a range of mandatory units which cover concepts such as energy, chemical reactions and the structure and role of cells. We also look at aspects of working in the science industry and key practical techniques. There are specialist units in biology, chemistry and physics covering topics such as microbiology, biochemistry, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry and waves. These and other topics also allow the development of the maths skills needed to be a proficient scientific researcher.

Students successfully completing the first year of this course will be able to access an additional year to achieve an Extended Diploma in Applied Science to gain access to university or employment.

What could it lead to?

Students can progress into higher education, apprenticeships or full-time employment. The course is not suitable for those students wanting to progress on to nursing or physics courses at university.

Recent students have gained access to study Biomedical Science, Marine Biology, Forensic Science and careers within the NHS such as Paramedics and Radiography.

Need some help?

If you have any further questions about this course, or would like us to help you with your application, please contact the Schools Liaison team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.

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