Applied Science

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 GCSE’s 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

Level 2 Diploma in Applied Science

This is a one year Level 2 Vocational Science qualification. It is equivalent to 4 GCSE's and consists of 16 units assessed over three terms. You will have the opportunity to attend several field trips to various science laboratories to enhance your learning at college. On completition you will gain a Pass, Merit or Distinction grade, which could provide a pathway to a Level 3 qualification, for example: the BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Forensic Science).

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

The Level 3 Diploma in Applied Science (Forensics) is suitable for students who prefer a more vocational and practical course of study that covers a considerable breadth of subject specialisms. It is the equivalent to 3 A levels and this qualification is recognised by universities. Our consistency with entry requirements of 5 GCSEs coupled with rigorous monitoring of progress ensure our students achieve their highest potential. It is a very popular course for those who are keen in science and want to follow a degree in forensic science, or any related field eg. biological science. Students who wish to progress to university are fully supported during their two years of study with us. Students are also supported to progress onto an apprenticeship within the field if this is their preferred choice.

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

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