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Level 2 First Extended Certificate

This one year course is designed to give learners the opportunity to gain an understanding and knowledge of science principles and practices, supporting progression on to the Level 3 Extended Diploma.

You will benefit from a practical and applied approach, learning in fully equipped laboratories and taught by tutors who are experts in their field.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course will start in September and take one year to complete.

This course will take place at our Town Centre Campus, Water Street, St Helens, WA10 1PP.

What will I study?

The course consists of 12 units, 8 mandatory and 4 optional:

The mandatory modules are:

  • 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

The optional units are:

  • The Living Body
  • Further Chemistry
  • Exploring our Universe
  • Chemical Analysis and Detection

How is it assessed?

Assessment is continuous throughout the course by a range of methods including assignments, evidence portfolios, projects, case studies, practical exercises and external tests and set tasks.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You do not need any formal qualifications, just passion and a commitment to your studies.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2024), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please visit our dedicated Financial Support page.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

On successful completion of this course, you may wish to continue your learning by progressing on to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science.

Are you ready to apply?

Are you

ready to apply?

Simply fill in our online form here.

However, if you still have questions in relation to this course and wish to receive further information, please submit your enquiry here.

Ref: Tracey Turner