You will develop the vocational skills, knowledge and understanding to enable you to progress to Level 3 study and pursue a university place leading to a professional career of your choice.
The course is divided into several units. These are assessed by a series of assignments and practical work. Two units are examined and students are also required to undertake GCSEs in English and/or Maths in addition to Employability Skills and a Functional Skill where required.
The course is delivered at Park Lane Campus.
A minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D/E including Mathematics or English, a Foundation Diploma (equivalent to 5 GCSEs at Grades D - G), NVQ1 or satisfactory completion of a Foundation Learning programme at Level 1 with a minimum of 37 credits.
Students with other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.
The Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Applied Science is a nationally recognised qualification. Successful students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to enter a wide variety of career pathways. Learners can also progress (depending on grades) to a Level 3 qualifications in Applied Science at Leeds City College. These offer access to Foundation Degrees or University courses at degree level.