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Key Facts

Level:
Level 2
Subject Sector:
2.1 Science
Credits:
33
Qualification No:
601/8977/0
GLH:
270 hours
Total qualification time:
330 hours
Price:
£117.00 per learner
Age Range:
16-18 & 19+

Qualification purpose

Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area

Qualification Grading Type

Pass/Merit/Distinction

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    The Level 2 Certificate in Science and Technology is 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 or to employment in a science or technology related area.

    The qualification has been developed in conjunction with further education colleges. It is intended primarily for learners post 16 who are interested in Science and Technology but have not studied Science or Technology at Key Stage 4 or who have not achieved higher grade GCSEs in these subjects.

    The qualification is intended to give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that will enable them to progress to qualifications in a science or technology or other related area at a higher level and that could be used within the 16-19 Programmes of Study.

    This qualification is graded at unit and qualification level.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must complete a total of 33 credits. Learners must achieve 9 credits from the Mandatory Group (M) and 24 credits from the Optional Group (O).


    Units

    Mandatory

    Learners must achieve 9 credits from this group.

    Carrying Out a Science or Technology Project

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    L/505/5361
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    Effective Communication in the Workplace

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/504/6312
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    Optional Group

    Learners must achieve 24 credits from this group.

    Chemistry and Our Earth

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    D/505/5350
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    Electronic Devices and Communications Applications

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    H/505/5365
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    Electronics in Action

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    M/505/5353
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    Energy and Our Universe

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    H/505/5351
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    The Living Body

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    J/505/5357
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    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    This qualification is suitable for learners of any age who need a broad level 2 science and technology qualification. It has been developed primarily for post-16 learners who are interested in science and technology, and who plan to progress to Level 3 courses in science and technology and related areas for example health sciences. It also offers progression to Access to Higher Education Diplomas.


    What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?

    The qualification includes a range of units relating to different aspects of applied biology, chemistry, physics and electronics. Learners must take the following mandatory units:

    • Carrying out a Science or Technology Project
    • Effective Communication in the Workplace

    Learners must then choose 4 of the 5 units below

    • Chemistry and our earth
    • Electronics in action.
    • Electronic Devices and Communications Applications
    • The Living Body
    • Energy and our universe

    The project will give learners the opportunity an area of personal interest in science or technology.


    How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?

    Learners will be on a specific programme for 17+ learners who also need time to develop English and maths skills.

    This qualification is linked to a suite of Applied Science and Technology qualifications. Learners wishing to take further units at level 2 before progressing to a Level 3 could take the Level 3 Diploma in Applied Science and Technology.


    Which sector does this qualification support?

    The primary purpose of this qualification is to support progression to further learning, but for some learners it could lead to an entry-level job role in a science or technology setting such as a laboratory assistant, or to a role as an apprentice, e.g. a science technician, electronic service technician or process operative.


    What are the progression options?

    Units that learners will study will give them underpinning knowledge and understanding to progress to science and technology qualifications at a higher level.

    Learners can progress to a level 3 qualification, which could be a general science, a healthcare qualification and/or technology qualification such as a Level 3 Diploma in Applied Science. The qualification could help them move on to an Access to Higher Education Diploma. Learners could also progress to a related Intermediate or Advanced Apprenticeship in Science or Technology in any of the available pathways. It is recommended that they also have maths skills at level 2 before moving on to Level 3 qualifications.


    What are the English and maths progression options?

    Particular focus in the programme on English and maths =unit within qualification also focuses on English skills development.


    Progression & Entry Requirements

    Learners do not need any prior qualifications or a specific level of attainment to take this qualification. However, they will benefit from having English and maths skills at level 1.

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