Applied & Forensic Science Courses in Hertfordshire

If you have a passion for science and an inquisitive nature, our Applied Science courses could be perfect for you.

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Why study Applied & Forensic Science at Oaklands College

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.

As well as gaining knowledge in the classroom, you will also get a chance to visit real working environments where applied science can be put into practice, including laboratories, museums, police ride alongs, law courts and hear from professionals in the field such as Forensic Detectives, and the Metropolitan Police

Qualifications

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.

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 links below:

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.

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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.

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    PROGRESSION - You will receive support for applications to university or work with training to pursue your career in the range of jobs associated with the scientific sector.

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    STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITIES - Our science labs will give you the practical knowledge you need to succeed in this varied industry.

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    STUDY PROGRAMME – Our full time students enrol on a Study Programme which individualises your education whilst enhancing your 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.

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    99% – of our Applied Science students progressed into employment or further studies with 90% of our Level 3 students receiving an offer from their first choice university last year.

Take a Virtual Tour

We have lots of working science labs at our Welwyn Garden City campus including a bio tech lab. Have a look around our science labs and their facilities with a virtual tour.

Opportunities in Applied & Forensic Science

This course is designed to enable your progression onto higher education. With further study, possible future career options open to you include

Expert Tutors

Our team of tutors are highly skilled and have vast knowledge and experience in the areas of law, science, psychology and photography. They will encourage you to be methodical and meticulous in your approach to your work, preparing you for employment or higher education.

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Studying at Oaklands is about finding out what you enjoy learning, with a huge range of courses including A Levels, BTECs and Apprenticeships our students are given a the opportunity to make their own academic choices, and thrive in a subject they enjoy.

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Over 64% of our students go on to find work placements in their chosen field of study

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