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 in Applied Science and Technology are part of a coherent suite of qualifications that Gateway Qualifications has developed in Science, Technology and Engineering.
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 or to employment in a science or technology related area and could be used within the 16-19 Programmes of Study.
They have been developed in conjunction with further education colleges, adult and community learning and private training providers. They are 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. They can also be used with learners pre 16 who require an alternative more applied approach to GCSE science qualifications. They include core units in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Electronics and a range of optional units.
The Gateway Qualifications Applied Science and Technology qualifications cover some of the material in the Science National Curriculum.