16 - 19 ESFA funded learners
|Qualification name||Certificate in Medical Science|
|Awarding organisation||WJEC (Formerly Welsh Joint Education Committee)|
|Course type||Classroom based|
|Course start date||11th September 2023|
|Cost description||This course is free for students eligible for EFA (16-18) funding|
You should have at least a grade 5-5 in GCSE double award science or a grade 5 in two of the separate sciences; GCSE biology, chemistry or physics. You should have at least a grade 5 in GCSE maths and GCSE English language. If you have a level 2 BTEC application of science qualification, a Distinction will be required for entry onto this course.
The main purpose of this two year course is to provide learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills to support progress to higher education or straight into employment in areas of medical science, such as job roles in physiological sciences or clinical laboratory services. The course comprises of 6 units and is equivalent to a full A level (A* to E). At the end of two years, you will achieve a diploma in level 3 medical science. Each unit has a clear purpose which focuses the learning of scientific knowledge, understanding and skills in a meaningful context.