Level 1 - Introduction to GCSE Science
GCSE • Level 2
About the course
The Pearson BTEC Level 1 Introductory Award in Applied Science is primarily for adult learners who want to continue their education and develop their skills for progression to further learning and, ultimately, to employment. The Award is suitable for learners studying part time or for those who wish to study a vocational qualification alongside other qualifications and activities as part of their study programme. Completion of the course will allow progression onto GCSE science courses at Burnley College.
The content of the sector units offers a broad introduction to the skills and knowledge within that sector, allowing the delivery to be practical and active rather than teacher led.
Modules studied in the award include: "Develpoing a personal progression plan" and optional units in "Exploring Biology" or "Carrying out a Scientific Experiment". Both modules allow you to gain an insight into studying science and plan your journey within the sector and beyond
There are no formal entry requirements, however due to the requirement of a portfolio of evidence it is recommended that you have a good grasp of English and feel confident with the written word.
You will be assessed via a portfolio of evidence which will require you to meet specified criteria as noted in the specification.
Careers & Progression
Successful completion of this course will allow progression onto the GCSE Biology or GCSE Chemistry courses. It can also provide evidence for suitability to join the GCSE Psychology course.
All relevant and required scientific equipment will be supplied by Burnley College
Information About Fees
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