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Science Courses at DCG

DCG can give you a head start in a broad spectrum of scientific professions which offer huge potential and opportunity….

…From pioneering medical advances to conducting psychological research, from investigating crime scenes to exploring space technology, from ensuring the safety of our food to undertaking complex analytical processes, the career paths open to skilled scientists are diverse, exciting and rewarding. With the success of vaccine developments during the pandemic, the profile of science has never been higher.

The T Level in Science is a high-quality and well-structured alternative to A-levels and apprenticeships, the two-year T Level in Science combines classroom theory, practical learning and a significant industry placement. Your core knowledge and skills will be assessed through an examination and a practical employer-set project and your final T Level qualification will be equivalent to three A-levels. If you do not have the grades to embark on the T Level straight away, you can always consider our Level 2 Transition programme as a stepping stone. A broad knowledge base You will gain a solid grounding in the core disciplines of Chemistry, Biology and Physics, with a strong emphasis on the practical investigation and analytical skills you will need for occupations in a vast range of scientific sectors ranging from nanotechnology to nuclear physics, genotyping to organic chemistry. You will also cover themes such as good scientific and clinical practice, working within the science sector, and managing information and data.


Applied Science – Course Listings

Course Type: School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: Joseph Wright Centre

Course Type: School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: Joseph Wright Centre


Key Information

At Derby College we believe the best tutors are usually those who have real world experience of working in the field they’re teaching. So, in most cases, you’ll be taught by someone who has worked in the industry that you wish to enter. As well as being able to share their knowledge and experiences with you, they have crucial industry connections, which is a huge benefit when it comes to helping you to secure a work placement in your chosen field.

As part of your studies at Derby College we offer a full range of assistance to ensure you have a great learning experience.

Discover our campuses and facilities here. Each campus page contains:

  • 360-degree images of our facilities
  • A location map
  • A list of courses that are run at the campus
  • Student Success Stories

To find out more about our Applied Science courses attend our next course and career events or contact us on 0800 028 0289

Press the Apply Now button, that can be found at the top and bottom of every course information page and follow the instructions for the InTouch applications portal.

If you are unable to apply online, contact Student Services who will help you complete your application form and will be able to help and guide you to make a decision on the course of study to meet your needs and ambitions.

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Applied Science – Success Stories