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Applied Science National Extended Diploma

This two year course is right for you if you are considering a career in science and want to study all of the science disciplines rather than specialising in one subject. This qualification will help you develop scientific knowledge and refine your practical skills to enable you to apply them to a range of real-life settings and work places.

You will study a variety of modules relating to Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Environmental Science. You will be taught practical skills in our well-equipped, modern laboratories. Most of the qualification is assessed by coursework such as writing reports or designing posters. There are also external exams for particular units.

This course will enable you to progress to an undergraduate degree (equivalent to studying three A Levels) or further professional qualifications in a wide range of Science based/related areas.

At University Centre South Devon you could progress onto one of our Science-based Foundation Degrees including Bioscience, Marine Science or Animal Science and even top up to a BSc. There are also apprenticeship opportunities available at Level 3 and Level 5. Alternatively, you could seek employment in the industry.

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"I relocated to South Devon and chose this course after researching marine and environmental courses in the area - the course content sounded fantastic. The support from the lecturers and tutors has been second to none they are always willing to go above and beyond to help." Katie Walters

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