BTEC First Award in Applied Science
What will I learn?
The BTEC First Award in Principles of Applied Science consists of 4 mandatory units, one of which is assessed via an external examination. The units include:
Principles of Science
Chemistry and Our Earth
Energy and Our Universe
Biology and Our Environment
For this course, you should have achieved GCSE grade 3 or equivalent in Science, and we would prefer you to have GCSE grade 3 in Mathematics
How long will it take to qualify?
How will I be assessed?
The course comprises a mix of formal examinations and by the completion of appropriate coursework. Students will need to work to set deadlines in order to be successful on this course.
Additional Learning Opportunities
There are a number of Enrichment activities which you will find both interesting and useful additions to your course of study, for example:
- First Aid
- Fitness Instructor Award
- Maths for Scientists
- Basic Food Hygiene
Who is this course aimed at?
The BTEC First Award in Principles of Applied Science is attractive to students who:
- are interested in a career in a science based role
- want to gain a broad understanding of science
- are interested in the role of Science professionals and the work that takes place in modern laboratories.
- enjoy learning through practical based activities
- wish to take a course which is assessed mostly by coursework
If you enjoy practical science, then the BTEC First Award in Principles of Applied Science will give you a valuable general qualification for further vocational study or jobs.
Fully funded for eligible students aged 16+
- 1 Year