Applied Science Level 2

Start Date
Course Course
Science, Dental & Pharmacy
City Campus

About this Course

Level 2 Applied Science at The Sheffield College is an interesting, diverse and stimulating course in which you’ll learn about biology, chemistry, physics and forensic science. You will develop you knowledge and practical skills in Applied Science – this can help you to thrive on future course or in the world of work. Learners who have completed this course usually progress to Level 3 Applied Science and then on to University.

Key Units

  • Principles of Science
  • Chemistry and Our Earth
  • Energy and Our Universe
  • Biology and Our Environment
  • Applications of Chemical Substances
  • Applications of Physical Science
  • Health Applications of Life Science
  • Scientific Skills
  • Practical Scientific Project
  • The Living Body
  • Investigating a Crime Scene
  • Exploring Our Universe

Entry Requirements

New GCSE Grading System

4 GCSEs grade 3 or above, or acceptable alternatives. Must include English Language, Maths and Double Science.

Pre 2017 GCSE Grading System
4 GCSEs grades A* - D or acceptable alternatives. Must include English Language, Maths and Double Science. 


  • Practical Assessment
  • Coursework
  • 2 External Exams

Where does this Lead

Students who achieve the Level 2 Applied Science qualification should be able to progress onto one of the following courses:

Future Opportunities

Job prospects include:

  • Analytical Scientist
  • Biochemist
  • Biomedical Scientist
  • Dental Technician
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Pharmaceutical Technician
  • Scene of Crime Officer
  • Sports Scientist

Tell Me More

Will this course suit me?
An ideal student for this course is one who is motivated with a desire to learn about science in the world.

Qualification Title
BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Applied Science (NQF)

Extra Costs

Due to the number of assignments that are completed throughout the course you are expected to have a strong USB memory stick (at least 1GB) to back up your work – this is essential.

You are also expected to bring paper, writing utensils and a scientific calculator.

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