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Applied Sciences (Environmental Science Level 3)

Why study this course?

Level 3 Cambridge Technicals in Applied Science have been developed to meet the changing needs of the sector, and prepare students for the challenges theyll face in Higher Education or employment. Green jobs benefit both the economy and the environment, and include everything from alternative fuels to tasty foods. The sector is growing rapidly, and is expected to outstrip other sectors of the economy, as opportunities open up for low-carbon goods and services. The course allows you to gain the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to succeed in and are recognised by the best in the business.

What will I study?

You will study a mandatory set of units which apply to every field of science in year one. generic units include, but are not limited to: sciencefundamentals; laboratory techniques; scientific analysis and reporting; control of hazards in the laboratory; human physiology; human nutrition and genetics. environmental science specialist modules include: environmental surveying; environmental management; waste management; conservation and biodiversity microbiology. You will study with a mixture of exams and coursework.

What will I be able to do after I complete this course?

This Level 3 qualification can help you find employment, or give you the UCAS points needed for higher education study. You could also progress on to our HNC Applied Biology course at our Kettering Campus.

How will I be assessed?

You will have a mixture of formal examinations and course work. Approximately 20% Examinations and 80% is coursework.

Are there any additional costs?

• Applied Science textbook for approximately £60
• Scientific calculator approximately £10
• USB drive approximately £5
• Printing of assessment paperwork approximately £25

If you are aged 19 or over, you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Alternatively, you can pay by instalments to help make the cost more affordable. Find out more about your payment options at www.bedford.ac.uk/loans.

Is there anything else I need to know when considering this course?

To apply online, select the 'Apply' button. You will need to register an account and then you can follow the instructions on screen

What qualifications will I gain?

• Applied Science (Environmental Pathway) Cambridge Technical Diploma Level 3 Extended Diploma • English & maths qualifications if required

UCAS points available

Up to 168