Applied Science - Level 1 Diploma

Course Overview

On this introductory course, you will learn the basic principles of science. You will be studying Biology, Chemistry and Physics by studying living systems and the universe through a range of scientific investigations. By using scientific equipment, observation, skills and techniques you will also learn about health, disease, growing plants and cosmetic testing. You will then be assessed on your skills and knowledge to complete the course.

Course Requirements

4 GCSEs at grade 2 or above including maths, English and science at grade 2

Course Skills & Benefits

You will learn the basics of science theory, activities and skills. This will be helpful to you if you want to learn more about science based subjects before studying at a higher level.

Mandatory Units

Working in the science sector
Using equipment to make scientific observations and measurements
Skills and techniques for chemistry investigations
The study of living systems
Physics and our universe
Growing plants for commercial use
Causes of disease and maintaining health
Making and testing cosmetic products
Practical scientific project
Making useful scientific devices


Optional Units

There are no optional units on this qualification.



Course Progression

If you successfully complete this Level 1 course, you can progress onto the Level 2 Applied Science qualification.

You will need to show that you have improved your skills in English and maths, either through improving GCSE or Functional skills grades.

Course Assessment

Assessment is by coursework assignments (including written and practical assignments, presentations, observations and special projects), you are required to work to deadlines for the completion of coursework through classroom based and independent study.

Course Finance

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are a resident in the UK and the European Economic Area or have been for the last 3 years. You must be under 19 years old on 31st August in the calendar year you start your course.

19+ learners, please contact the Customer Services team on 0161 886 7070 for course and fee information.

Course Additional Information

Full-time