T Level Foundation - Science - IEA

T Level Foundation Year Science & Medical Sciences

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T Level Foundation Year
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 Foundation Year 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.

Grade 4 in English or Maths and another 3 GCSEs grade 3 or above (including Science). Successful completion of a two-week Summer School is also required.

Work Experience is a vital part of the course and you will be supported in finding a work placement relevant to your study.

Over the course of your studies you will complete a number of assessments including exams, coursework and a work placement.

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.

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Science & Medical Sciences

Science is a vital part of almost every industry in one way or another, and it's also the lifeblood of our medical and healthcare professions.

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