<small>Proficiency Award 3 in </small><span>Applied Science</span>

Proficiency Award 3 in Applied Science

Course Code VSC002
Qualification Proficiency Award 3
Payment Options Upfront & Payment Plans
Delivery Online & Correspondence
Duration 2100 Hours

Proficiency Award 3 in Applied Science VSC002

The Proficiency Award 3 in Applied Science programs have been developed in response to industry demand and are specifically designed to equip graduates with work-ready skills. Each participant will be trained and assessed in theory and in practical tasks. Real-world exercises are used throughout the program. 

Proficiency Award 3 in Applied Science

  • Work in Applied Science
  • Job Opportunities are probably far greater than what you imagine
  • This Proficiency Award 3 has real advantages over even a degree in science
  • Learn things that will make you more employable, or better prepared to set up your own business

This is a unique Proficiency Award 3 designed for people wishing to work or already working in science related jobs that want to further their knowledge and understanding in sciences, to improve employability and further your professional career. Also, this course provides an achievable step towards a career you want, as an opportunity to test the water before commiting to higher qualifications.

The Proficiency Award 3 qualification requires the completion of 20 modules, including Research I and II, plus 100 hr of industry meetings. 

Applied science is a discipline of science that applies existing scientific knowledge to develop more practical applications, such as technology or inventions.

Within natural science, disciplines that are basic science, also called pure science, develop information to predict and perhaps explain—thus somehow understand—phenomena in the natural world. Applied science applies the basic science toward practical endeavors. Applied science is typically engineering, which develops technology, although there might be feedback between basic science and applied science: research and development (R&D).

Medical sciences, for instance medical microbiology and its clinical virology, are applied sciences that apply biology toward medical knowledge and inventions, but not necessarily medical technology, whose development is more specifically biomedicine or biomedical engineering. Applied science can also apply formal science, such as statistics and probability theory, as in epidemiology. Genetic epidemiology is an applied science applying both biological and statistical methods.

List of Modules
At least twelve modules should be taken from the Group 1, four from Group 2, and the remaining 4 modules may be taken from either group.

Group 1 

  • Statistics
  • Biochemistry I
  • Biochemistry II
  • Biochemistry III
  • Botany I
  • Botany II
  • Cell Biology
  • Biopsychology I
  • Biopsychology II
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Human Anatomy II
  • Human Physiology II
  • Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Animal Husbandry III (Animal Feed and Nutrition)
  • Animal Husbandry II (Health)
  • Animal Breeding
  • Plant Breeding
  • Human Nutrition I
  • Human Nutrition II
  • Human Nutrition III
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Childrens Nutrition
  • Soil Management
  • Earth Science
  • Plant Ecology
  • Environmental Assessment (Environmental Practice)
  • Environmental Waste Management
  • Machinery and Equipment
  • Engineering Applications
  • Horticulture I
  • Horticulture II
  • Horticulture III
  • Plant Pathology
  • Ornithology
  • Marine Studies I
  • Marine Studies II
  • Vertebrate Zoology
  • Wildlife Management
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Alternative Energy
  • Healthy Buildings I
  • Healthy Buildings II
  • Writing a Web site (HTML)
  • ASP.Net
  • Flash MX
  • Visual Basic.net
  • Computer Servicing I
  • Computer Servicing II
  • Computer Servicing III
  • Digital Photography
  • Photographic Technology
  • Research Project I
  • Research Project II

 Group 2

  • Research Project III
  • Research Project IV
  • Project Management
  • Freelance Writing
  • Technical Writing
  • Business Studies
  • E Commerce
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Planning
  • Instructional Skills
  • Professional Practice for Consultants

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How will this course advance my career?

Learning Cloud programs have been developed in response to industry demand and are specifically designed to equip graduates with work-ready skills. Each participant will be trained and assessed in theory and in practical tasks and Real-world exercises are used throughout the program.

Studies prove, time and again, that college-educated workers earn more than those with only a high school qualification. College graduates often enjoy additional benefits, including greater job opportunities and promotions. Though the proof for greater earning potential exists, some might wonder whether the cost of the education warrants the overall expense in the long run.

College Graduate vs. Non-Graduate Earnings

The National Centre for Education Statistics (NCES) analyses employee earnings data biennially, according to education level. Findings indicate that workers with a qualification earn significantly more than those without. Since the mid-1980s, education has played a large part in potential wages, with bachelor's degree holders taking home an average of 66% more than those with only a high school diploma do. While college-educated workers' wages have increased over the past two decades, those with only a high school education have seen decreases in annual salaries in the same time period (nces.ed.gov).

How else will I benefit from studying with Learning Cloud?

  • Studying online or distance means you can study where you want and at your own pace.
  • Receive career-focused training with practical, hands-on learning.
  • All course materials are provided and all digital platforms are interactive, work on any device and designed to be fun.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning or Skills Recognition may be available for previous work experience, formal training or qualifications in this field.