OCN NI Level 2 Certificate in Applied Science

The OCN NI Level 2 Certificate and Level 2 Extended Certificate in Applied Science qualifications will provide learners with the opportunity to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding in a range of key concepts within Biology, Chemistry and Physics and builds upon the Key Stage 3 science curriculum.These qualifications were developed in conjunction with post-primary schools and offer an applied approach to science. They contain mandatory units in Biology, Chemistry and Physics and a range of optional units.

These qualifications are for learners interested in applied science but who have not studied or achieved a GCSE in this area. They are intended to give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that will enable them to progress to further learning or training in a science related area. They build upon the Northern Ireland Curriculum and meet the requirements of the Key Stage 4 Entitlement Framework.

These qualifications will allow learners to further develop the following skills:

  • Cross-Curricular Skills:
     communication
     using mathematics
     using ICT


  • Thinking Skills and Personal Capabilities:
     self-management
     working with others
     problem solving


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