Course Details

  • Level 3 Applied Science is an exciting and rewarding course, designed to support students in vocational science and moving into the science-based workforce. The course includes practical work, lectures, discussions, internet research and access to library resources.
    This course will develop students’ understanding of chemistry, biology and physics and how this relates to real-life applications in a Science workplace. This course will include topics such as Principles and Applications of Science and Laboratory Techniques and their applications as well optional units such as Practical Chemical Analysis and Diseases and Infections.

  • You should have a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including Science, Additional Science, Mathematics and English Language. Alternatively, you should have passed Level 2 Extended Certificate in Science with at least a Merit grade and GCSE passes in English Language and Mathematics at grade C/4 or above.

  • Assessment is a mixture of:
    • External assessment by written exams, one in February, one in June
    • Continuous assessment building up a portfolio of assignments throughout the course.

  • Upon successful completion of this qualification, BTEC Applied Science can lead to further study in:
    • Biochemistry
    • Biology / Wildlife biology
    • Biomedical Sciences
    • Chemistry
    • Nutrition / Dietetics
    • Microbiology
    • Pharmaceutical science
    • Pharmacology
    • Podiatry
    • Radiography
    • Healthcare Science

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  • 16-18 EFA funding only

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