Industry Excellence Academy - Science
Certificate Science & Medical Sciences
- Subject Area
- Science & Medical Sciences
- Age Group
- 16 - 18
Shena Simon Campus
(Full Time - 1 year)
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This Level 2 course is part of our Industry Excellence Academy for Science and is designed to support your transition to study T Levels. The course has been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares you for your future career.
On this T Level Transition programme you'll complete a Level 2 Extended Certificate in Applied Science and spend 105 hours on an external work placement with an employer as well as gain a variety of transferable employability skills.
You'll learn all about a wide range of topics including biology and the environment, application of chemical substances and health applications of life science to name a few.
All of the theory you learn on this qualification will be underpinned by practical work to ensure you understand how to work safely and precisely which is vital for a career in the science industry.
Those successful in gaining a place on the Transition Programmes will be eligible for the ‘T Award', a package of benefits that includes:
• £300 per year bursary*
• Curriculum based incentives
• Free branded work wear
• Opportunity to take part in exciting college-wide competitions
• Minimum 20% delivery by industry experts
• Access to industry standard laptop* (as appropriate)
• Minimum 15- day industry placement
• Digital Business upskilling
• Master classes
• And much more
*Subject to requirements including 95% attendance, positive attitude and grade profile.
Applicants must possess a GCSE grade 3 or above in English and maths.
Any applicants that don't have a grade 3 or above in English and/or maths will re-sit these alongside the course.
How will I be assessed
Over the course of your studies you will complete a number of assessments including exams, coursework and a work placement.
Continuing your journey
Upon successful completion of this qualification, you'll have the opportunity to progress on to our Level 3 T Level in Science.
Once you've completed a T Level you'll have the opportunity to progress on to university if you wish, with T Levels being worth UCAS points and recognised by university and education providers. For example, a T Level Distinction would be worth the same as 3 A Levels at A*.
This could lead you into a career as a laboratory technician, science technician, chemical analyst, research and development scientist, environmental scientist and many other science based occupations.
Fees finance & Funding
If you need help with affording college, there are a number of different finance and funding options available to you. You might be eligible for special bursary support or extra help from the government. Have a look at our fees, finance & funding page to find out all the information you need.Fees, finance and funding page
Got a question?
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Our course enquiries team is on hand to help you understand any details and answer any questions – whether it's about applying for the course or finding out about finance. Just get in touch here!
In one of The Manchester College’s 19 Centres of Excellence you’ll develop the skills and gain the qualifications that you need to take the next steps towards your dream career.Learn more
In our unique Industry Excellence Academy you’ll benefit from a programme of study that has been co-developed, and is co-delivered, with one of our industry partners.Learn more
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