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Take first step to career in science.

A part-time science qualification for beginners is being launched at Sutton Coldfield and Matthew Boulton Colleges.

The BTEC First Certificate in Applied Science course, which runs for 20 weeks at Matthew Boulton College, is aimed at adult learners seeking a science based career who may not yet have the appropriate qualifications to pursue further study.

Through nine hours of classroom attendance a week, the course offers a broad overview of science, as well as an introduction to laboratory skills needed at work.

Core subjects taught include chemistry applications, physical science applications and biological systems.

Head of school Phil Bate said: "This is the first time this course is being delivered by the colleges and it is the ideal starting point of study for those interested in science, as well as those wishing to refresh themselves with the basic principles of the subject. The part-time hours will also suit those with other commitments.

"With assessment undertaken via assignments and practical work, the course then enables students to develop the skills needed to successfully pursue further BTEC qualifications in pharmaceutical science, dental technology or applied science."

The colleges are enrolling until this Saturday, January 24.

For further information about Sutton Coldfield and Matthew Boulton Colleges call 0121 503 8850 or visit, or call 0845 155 0101 or visit


The BTEC First Certificate in Applied Science course is for those seeking a science-based career.
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Date:Jan 22, 2009
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