Diploma In Applied Science

Course CodeVSC002
Fee CodeDI
Duration (approx)2100 hours
QualificationDiploma

A unique Diploma designed for people wishing to work or already working in science related jobs and want to further their knowledge and understanding, to improve employability and further your professional career. This course can be an achievable step towards a career you want, as an opportunity to test the water before committing to higher qualifications.

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

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.

For detailed outlines (of most modules) click on the module on the list below.


Group 1

 Group 2

What you learn through ACS Applied Science Studies
An ACS Certificate or Diploma in Applied Science is designed to provide foundation knowledge beyond secondary education, but with greater relevance to the practical workplace. The course is ideal for students who wish to develop knowledge and skills related to their current employment. For instance, a sales person in irrigation or gardening equipment and supplies might design a Diploma of Science focused on horticulture, to improve their ability to advise clients. A qualified nurse design their Diploma in Applied Science to focus on nutrition to increase their ability to advise patients on dietary changes as part of an overall treatment program.

Employment Opportunities
Getting a job in today’s world is determined not only by the sort of qualification you have, but also your personality, presentation, attitude, experience, interests, and ability to adapt to new challenges.

With an ACS qualification in Applied Science, you are better prepared to enter a science oriented workplace, learn faster on the job, and become a more useful employee within a shorter period of time.

There are in fact fewer jobs today (per capita) that require a degree than there were in the past. Despite this, today more than in the past, employers do tend to seek certain specific knowledge and skills in employees.

What do Employers Think?
A qualification that has required hard work to attain will be an indication to an employer that you have a certain level of drive and commitment.

An understanding of the industry and discipline which the job encompasses will indicate that you are more likely to learn faster and become useful to the employer sooner. We design our courses with these things in mind.

Where Might a Certificate or Diploma Lead?

  • Certificates are generally going to lead you to being an assistant of some kind. Whilst it varies, assistants in the field of science might become employed as laboratory assistants and technical assistants.
  • Diplomas generally offer the possibility of a position of greater responsibility (although some diploma graduates might never move beyond an assistant position). People with Diplomas might become Technical Officers, Technical Advisors, Freelance Consultants (in some fields), and Technical Sales Managers.

 

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Veterinary scientist and surgeon with expertise in agriculture and environmental science, with over 25 years of experience in teaching and research in agriculture, veterinary medicine, wildlife ecology and conservation in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Post-graduate qualifications in Education, Wildlife Conservation Medicine, Aquatic Veterinary Studies and Wildlife Biology & Conservation. Gareth has a B.Sc.(Hons), B.V.Sc., M.A., M.Vet.S,. PhD, Grad. Cert. Ed.(HE), Post-Grad.Cert. Aq.Vet.Sc., Post-Grad. Cert. WLBio&Cons., Dipl. ECPHM, MRCVS.
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