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Level 2 Extended Certificate in Applied Science

The Level 2 Extended Certificate in Applied Science provides students with a solid foundation in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
Bangor, Lisburn
1 Years
Level 2

Course Overview

The Level 2 Extended Certificate in Applied Science provides students with a solid foundation in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.  It prepares students for progression onto Level 3 programmes and employment.  It is equivalent to four GCSEs.

The vocational course is delivered over 15 hours per week. 

Modules may include:

  • Principles of Science (Exam)
  • 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 (Exam)
  • The Living Body
  • Science in Medicine
  • Chemical Analysis and Detection
  • Exploring the Universe


You will also be required to:

Complete Essential Skills in Literacy and Numeracy if you do not have a GCSE grade C in English or Maths. This will be a mandatory part of your course.

Work towards a Personal Development qualification and will be involved in a range of activities, designed to improve employability.


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Available Sessions

Title Campus Type Start Spaces Fee
Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Applied Science





Level 2 First Extended Certificate in Applied Science





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Ideal If:

you wish to pursue a career in the applied science field or obtain a good foundation knowledge of applied science subjects.

You'll Learn:

about Chemistry, biology, chemical substances, life sciences, the living body, medicine, chemical detection, physics and biotechnological procedures.

You'll Love:

The hands-on experiments and the range of science projects that you will participate in.

You'll Progress:

to the Level 3 Foundation in Applied Science (dependant on achievement) and possible careers within the Forensic, Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy or Science industries.

You'll Need:

A minimum of 2 GCSEs at Grades D or above.

Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

In addition to the above Terms & Conditions students must also adhere to the following:

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