Faculty of
Caring Professions



  • Title: Science
  • Code: F12141
  • Level: Level 2
  • Length: 1 Year(s)
  • Term: Full Time
  • Faculty: Caring Professions
All full time courses for home students 16-18 inclusive are free. However, you will need to buy the following items at your own expense: Pens, paper, etc.
For 19+ Full time course fees please contact the Learning Line 0161 785 4000. However, the course may have to be altered or cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control.

The Applied Science level 2  covers a wide range of science topics branching across biology and chemistry with practicals. 

This is a 1 year course with 360 Guided Learning Hour (GLH) qualifications.

English and maths provide the skills you need to operate confidently, effectively and independently in learning, life and work. At Oldham College we are committed to developing these skills throughout your time with us. You will receive an initial assessment and, if you have not already achieved A*- C GCSE in these subjects, you will be supported in working towards this during your time with us in specialist classes at a level appropriate to you. If you have already achieved A*-C, you will continue to have these vital skills developed within your chosen course of study.

Level 2 – 4 x GCSE grade D or level 3 (including English and Maths)
The assessment for this course takes place at the end of the year.
Progression routes from this can include entry to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science or directly into an apprenticeship or employment.
3 GCSEs at D or above, including English, Maths and Science. Applicants with no previouse science qualifications will sit a screening test 
Applicants must have a keen interest in science which must be demonstrated in their application form and at interview.

Most areas of science are covered in the Level 2 Applied Science. Teaching is applied to real life and practical situations.

This course include GCSE qualifications in Biology and Chemistry.



You will be given many opportunities to use the scientific equipment within the college, as well as this you will visit surrounding universities to attend workshops and meet researchers.
GCSE Science
Level 2 Health and Social Care
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health Studies
Access to Health Professions
Multi Professional Cadet Scheme

Study Programme

All students at Oldham College will participate in a personalised study programme that will maximise your potential and enable you to progress onto employment, apprenticeships or higher education.

This means you will:

  • Study a core qualification in a vocational discipline and continue to develop your English and Maths skills through functional skills, GCSE resits and the option of Level 3 qualifications
  • Participate in meaningful work experience
  • Enjoy a range of enrichment opportunities e.g. basketball, archery, skiing and sign language
  • Take part in dedicated tutorial sessions to review your progress and development

Visit: www.oldham.ac.uk or Call: 0161 785 4000