About this course
In the first year you will study a number of core and specialist units, depending on your entry qualifications. You will be guided through your own scientific research project as well as units in scientific practical techniques, laboratory design, and physiology. Once the first year is complete, you can choose one of three pathways for your second year. This includes applied science, forensic science, and medical science. Each pathway has been designed to enable you to pursue various career goals.
Good English and maths skills are essential for success in studying and for future employment prospects and so Croydon College ensures that these skills are developed in all learning opportunities. It's also important to have good English and maths qualifications and so all students will study English and maths and work towards an appropriate level and type of qualification including GCSE. This will be part of all 16-18 year old students' Study Programme alongside their main vocational or academic qualification and will be discussed with students at interview.
- A minimum of 4 GCSEs grade C or higher, including English, maths and science or a related Level 2 vocational course at Merit or higher (if a Pass grade is achieved GCSE grades and/or functional skills results can also be considered).
- English and maths assessed at Level 1 or above.
- To progress to the second year Extended Diploma qualification you will need to successfully complete the first year of this course and demonstrate good attendance and punctuality at the College.