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Applied Chemical Sciences

New College, Swindon

UCAS Code: CS52 | Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

PASS

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Developed with, and for employers this course incorporates academic lectures, laboratory sessions and some work experience. It can support individuals wanting to progress their career within a range of organisations, covering roles such as research, product development and manufacturing. The emphasis of this programme is to link the knowledge and skills required to work in such roles to the workplace wherever possible. This includes hands on practical skills but also the wider skills needed to be successful such as numeracy, IT and literacy. The Foundation Degree is heavily focused on the skills, knowledge and behaviours essential for working as a Technician Scientist or in another laboratory context. The content delivery and summative assessment will challenge students to focus on a specific context leading to development of an in depth understanding of not only the technical aspects of their role but also of the wider legislative and organisational context. It also focuses on personal development by concentrating at level 4 on development of study and organisational skills for their own work and progresses in level 5 to start to consider the management of others and effective use of resources in a laboratory setting. You will need to be working in a laboratory setting or be able to gain a work placement in order to complete the work based project, and we can support you with this. On completion of this course you can consider more senior roles or progress on to a level 6 top up degree.

Modules

Year 1: Physical Chemistry; Inorganic Chemistry 1; Organic Chemistry 1; Numerical; Practical and Statistical Techniques; Project and Project Management; Regulatory and Quality Requirements. Year 2: Inorganic Chemistry 2; Organic Chemistry 2; Laboratory Investigations; Plan a Work Based Project; Conduct a Work Based Project in Biochemical Sciences; Managing a Scientific laboratory; Science, Business and Ethics.

Assessment methods

A range of methods will be used for both formative and summative assessment including; practical tests or assessment; exams, reports, portfolios, oral presentations, project plans and the Work Based Project Report.

Tuition fees

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England
£7,000
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International
£8,700
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,000
per year
Scotland
£7,000
per year
Wales
£7,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Swindon and Wiltshire Institute of Technology

Department:

New College Swindon

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