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Level 1 Diploma in Science

Level 1 Diploma in Science

Level 1 Diploma in Science

This programme provides a pathway for students to move into the exciting world of science.

Course structure

You will be studying key areas, including:

  • Using equipment to make scientific observations and measurements
  • Skills and techniques for chemistry investigations
  • The study of living systems
  • The nature and applications of energy, waves and radiation
  • Growing plants for commercial use
  • Causes of disease and maintaining health
  • Healthy living
  • Practical scientific project
  • Making useful scientific devices
  • Using mathematical tools in science

You will be assessed by assignments, presentations, posters, video, observation of practical work and practical lab written reports. Each unit studied will use one or more of these assessment methods.

On successful completion of the course, you may progress to Level 2 Diploma in Applied Science.


One GCSE grade 4 (C) or in a relevant subject and a positive year 11 academic reference.

Course may be free for 16-18yrs; for 19-23yrs, course is free if you have not achieved a full Level 2 qualification.

For all other students fees apply:
1st year course fee £1113

Exam Fee £99

Course Summary

Length of study:
35 weeks


Term dates

Study campus:

Study option(s):
Full time

Course level:
Level 1

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Making your application

We will check your application to see if you meet the standard entry requirements for the course. If you do, you’ll receive an invitation via email to attend an interview with a Curriculum Tutor.

Fees and funding

If you are aged 16-18 and applying for a full-time programme, then you will not have to pay for your course. If you are aged 19+ then there may be a fee for your course.

Why Coventry

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