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Applied Science - Level 2

Start Date: 2nd September 2021
Code: PFFN01486

  • Further Education
  • Full-time
  • Newtownabbey
  • Course Information
  • We are currently not accepting applications for this course. To make an enquiry or register your interest please email the course contact below. Applications for 2022/23 will open in January 2022.


Duration: 1 Year Full-time
Start date: 2nd September 2021
End date: 3rd June 2022
Information Event: Y

Course Content

This programme will prepare you for the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science or employment in Science-related areas such as hospital laboratories, forensics or horticulture. You will study the following units to develop your interest and understanding of Science:

  • Chemistry and our earth
  • Energy and our universe
  • Biology and our environment
  • Applications of chemical substances
  • Applications of physical sciences
  • Using mathematical tools in science
  • Investigating a crime scene
  • Chemical analysis and detection
  • Exploring our universe
  • Health applications of life science

Two further units (Principles of Science and Applications of Science) are assessed through short external examinations.

If you are accepted onto this course without a Grade C or above in each of Maths and/or English and ICT you will be required to complete the relevant Essential Skills qualification. This will be a compulsory part of your timetable.

Special Features

You will have opportunities to gain a range of practical skills which will be valuable for further study as well as being in demand by employers.  The course includes educational visits and guest speakers.

A standard of literacy and numeracy supported by a general education equivalent to 4 GCSEs grade D-F or related work experience or other relevant qualifications. In circumstances where there are more applications for the course than there are places available, the College reserves the right to ask for higher grades.

You can then progress to the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science or other equivalent qualifications or employment in Science-related areas such as hospital, laboratories forensics, or horticulture.

400 Shore Road
BT37 9RS
028 9085 5000


Tara Millar

Essential Skills

All full-time students at the Northern Regional College have the opportunity to improve their English, Maths and IT skills and gain qualifications. The qualification you take will depend on the qualification you already have. If you do not have a grade C or above in GCSE English, Maths or ICT, you MUST do Essential Skills. This will form a compulsory part of your timetable.

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