16-18 Courses

Level 1 Diploma in Applied Science and Technology

Course Overview

  • Campuses

    Havering Ardleigh Green, Redbridge Campus
  • Qualification

    16-18 Courses
  • Subject

    Applied Science
  • Schedule

    Timetable dependent (Day)
  • Duration

    36 Weeks
  • Course Target


Course Fees

No fees

Entry requirements

At least 4 GCSEs at grades 1-3 or above.


This is a portfolio-based one-year Level 1 course. It is a very practical qualification with plenty of opportunities to implement the theory that you learn in your lessons. The units studied will be assessed through coursework, which gives you a clear understanding of your progress through the course. Taught by subject specialists with laboratory experience, the qualification involves completing laboratory-based practical assignments, self-study assignments (with support) and presentations that are based on real workplace situations. You will also study Maths and English alongside this Level 1 course.

The aim of the course is to develop your knowledge and understanding in Physics, Biology and Chemistry whilst improving your vocational practical skills. You will learn how to follow scientific procedures in a logical and safe manner, observe and record data accurately (using ICT where possible), and present information concisely to enable others to successfully complete the same investigation/practical experiment, safely. Level 1 academic study is just below Level 2 (GCSE) Level.

You can expect to study:

  • Healthy Living
  • Forensic Detection
  • Using Equipment to make Scientific Observations and Measurements
  • Electronics in Action
  • The Study of Living Systems
  • Concepts and Techniques for Chemistry
  • Working in Science and Technology

Additionally you will develop other skills throughout the course, including time management, working with independence and team working, which will help your employability and will prepare you for progression to Level 2 study on completion of this Level 1 Diploma.

  • Assessment Criteria

    100% Coursework

Further Information

On successful completion of the Level 1 qualification, students can continue their study in the same, or another related vocational area, at Level 2.

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