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Duration (approx) 600 hours
Qualification Certificate

Home Study Course Applied Science Certificate

"A detailed qualification in practical and applied science."

Choose from dozens of modules to create a 6 module course which gives you very practical knowledge and skills in aspects of science that are of particular interest or value to your own circumstances.

This course is internationally accredited through International Accreditation and Recognition Council.

Courses can be started anytime from anywhere in the world!

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Develop a Basis for Working in Applied Science 

  • Study in your own time and at your own pace
  • Learn more about science
  • Study a specially designed course to meet your needs
  • Written and taught by highly experienced tutors
 

HOW THE COURSE IS STRUCTURED

  • At least three modules should be taken from Group 1.
  • Take a further two from Group 2 options, and
  • the remainder from either Group.

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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 a greater relevance to the practical workplace than academic type university studies.

Our qualifications can also be used to bridge the gap between a specific qualification and the needs of a certain position.

  • For example, whilst an irrigation equipment salesperson might be qualified in sales, they might choose to study a Certificate in Applied Science with a major in horticulture to give them that “foundation knowledge” that will allow them to answer those difficult questions from clients.
  • A qualified nurse might take a Certificate in Applied Science with a major in 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 may lead you initially 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 may generally offer the possibility of an initial 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.
  • If you complete a certificate first, you may then apply to continue studies toward advanced diploma, and credit will be awarded for modules already passed in your certificate.
  • Whatever the qualification though; it is important to understand that the world of employment has been changing and is continuing to change; and employment opportunities are increasingly in self employment, either as a freelance contractor, or running your own business.  Scientists with longer term career prospects will not necessarily be those with diplomas, degrees or higher level qualifications. Increasingly, people who succeed are those who know the science, see opportunities, and apply scientific knowledge to take advantage of those opportunities.

 

You need more than just science - you need to also know how to apply it.

This is where this course offers you possibilities that may well give you an advantage over graduates with much higher level qualifications in science

 
 
 

 

 

 

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Meet some of our academics

Alison Pearce (animal)B.Sc.(Hons) in Animal Science. Masters Degree in Ecotourism. P.G.Cert. Ed. (Science). Alison's first job was in 1982 as a stockwoman, working with pigs in Yorkshire. Within a few years she of that she was working for the University of Western Australia as a Research Technician and instructor with their school of Agricultural Science.In 1989 she moved to Melbourne University as Unit Manager and Instructor in Animal Husbandry. By the mid 1990's she moved back to England to work in Animal Care and Veterinary Nursing at Cambridgeshire College of Agriculture. Throughout her career, Alison has developed and delivered courses in veterinary nursing and animal sciences for vocational colleges and universities in Australia, New Zealand and Australia. She has built a high level of expertise and an outstanding international reputation as an expert in animal sciences.
Dr. Gareth PearceGraduated from the University of Nottingham in 1982 with a B.Sc.(Hons) in Animal Science. Between 82 and 85 worked as Research Assistant and Demonstator in Animal Science at the University of Leeds. Over more than 30 years he has furthered his studies, obtaining eight significant university qualifications including degrees in Veterinary Science, Wildlife Conservation and Animal Behaviour. Gareth has significant teaching experience around the world as a faculty member at eight different universities including Associate Professor at Murdoch University and Director of Studies in Veterinary Science at Cambridge University. He has over 100 prestigious research papers published, and enjoys an outstanding international reputation in the fields of animal and veterinary science.
Diana Cole (Horticulturist)Horticulturist, Permaculturist, Landscaper, Environmentalist. Holds a Diploma in Horticulture, degree in geography, permaculture certificate and various other qualifications. Between 1985 and 94, Diana was a task leader with the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers. Since 2001 she has been chairperson of the Friends of Mellor Park (with Stockport MDC). From 2005 she has worked exclusively in horticulture as proprietor of her own garden design and consultancy business in and around Derbyshire; and at the same time as part time manager of a small garden centre. Diana has been an enthusiastic and very knowledgeable tutor with ACS since 2008.
Karen LeeNutritional Scientist, Dietician, Teacher and Author. BSc. Hons. (Biological Sciences), Postgraduate Diploma Nutrition and Dietetics. Registered dietitian in the UK, with over 15 years working in the NHS. Karen has undertaken a number of research projects and has lectured to undergraduate university students. Has co authored two books on nutrition and several other books in health sciences.


Check out our eBooks

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Food PreservingA great supplement for students of nutrition, self sufficiency or even horticulture, the Food Preserving ebook is a great introduction into all things preserving.
Psychological ProfilingPsychological profiling is used to assess anyone from potential new staff and school children to serial killers. It helps you to determine someone’s personality, neuroses, mental health and career suitability. This book provides an excellent overview of psychological profiling techniques and pitfalls.
Technical WritingThe Technical Writing ebook has been written for anybody who would like to become a technical writer, add technical writing to their repertoire of skills, or improve their technical writing skills. Technical Writing is not just limited to scientific or technical documents, is necessary for writing manuals, reports or promotional materials. To be a technical writer you must have a broad range of skills in order to secure employment or ongoing projects, if you are working as a freelance technical writer. To work successfully in this field you will need: - Excellent communication skills - Logic and precision - Excellent word processing skills - To be able to manage projects - To work efficiently and independently - A solid, broad education - Improving your skills and knowledge - Great networking skills