Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area
Qualification Grading Type
Why choose this qualification?
The qualifications have been developed in conjunction with FE Colleges, ACLs and private Training Providers. They are is intended primarily for learners post 16 who are interested in Science and Technology but have not studied Science at Key Stage 4 or who have not achieved GCSEs in the subject. It can also be used with learners pre 16 who require an alternative more applied approach to GCSE science qualifications. It includes core units in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Electronics and a range of optional units.
The qualifications are intended to give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that will enable them to progress to qualifications in a Science or Technology related area at a higher level and that could be used within the 16-19 Programmes of Study.
Changes to our “Skills for…” qualifications
The recent review of our Vocational qualifications has resulted in changes to qualifications in the Applied Science and Technology sector that will come in to effect as of the 1st August 2020. Please refer to the new Applied Science and Technology qualification specification or unit spreadsheet for further details.