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Applied Science Courses in Hertfordshire

Applied Science is the application of knowledge from one or more natural scientific fields to practical problems, while Forensic Science is a broad field that encompasses many types of forensic scientists.

Forensic anthropologists study bones; forensic pathologists examine bodies and look for clues while performing autopsies; and Forensic Psychologists and Psychiatrists investigate the criminal mind and assist in profiling.

Our science courses are best suited for students who have an eye for detail and an inquisitive nature. These skills, coupled with a passion for science, allow our students to better explore the realms of forensic science.

The BTEC qualifications in Applied Sciences and Forensic Science provide a work-related course of study that covers the knowledge and practical skills required in the sector. The Level 3 Extended Diploma programme, developed in the areas of a laboratory and industrial science, is equivalent to 3 A Levels and can lead to direct entry to university.

All of our full time programmes include opportunities to support and enhance your learning so that you can achieve your goals and ambitions. Students enrol on a Study Programme which individualises their education whilst enhancing their employability skills. A Study programme is made up of four key elements which includes a main vocational qualification, the development of English and maths through the study of GCSEs or Functional Skills, Work-related learning through work experience and Personal Development Reviews.

Find a course to suit you from the list below. If you get stuck, don’t worry, help is at hand just call us on 01727 737000 or email info@oaklands.ac.uk

  • Full TimeFull time
  • Duration1YR 1 Year
  • 2Full Level 2
  • WWelwyn Garden City Campus
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  • Duration1YR 1 Year
  • 3Full Level 3
  • WWelwyn Garden City Campus
  • Full TimeFull time
  • Duration1YR 1 Year
  • 3Full Level 3
  • WWelwyn Garden City Campus

Extended Degree

If you want to study for a degree but do not meet the entry requirements, completion at this level will guarantee you entry onto the first year of your chosen degree. Applicants can study towards foundation degrees validated by University of Hertfordshire and delivered at Oaklands College. Find out more about the course on University of Hertfordshire website:

The Extended Science Degree is designed as a preparatory year to enable you to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills you need to progress to the first year of many of science Degrees at University of Hertfordshire. View course

The Extended Science Degree is designed as a preparatory year to enable you to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills you need to progress to the first year of many of science Degrees at University of Hertfordshire. View course