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Applied Science BTEC Extended Diploma level 3

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics
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What will you be working towards?

Code C5190
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This is a two-year, full-time course (equivalent to three A levels) which will allow you to apply afterwards for a degree or to enter the sector workforce. The course incorporates a thorough grounding in the latest industry requirements and develops work-ready skills such as teamwork and experience of research, extended writing and meeting deadlines. The focus on the holistic development of your practical, interpersonal and thinking skills enables you to be both work ready and experienced in academic expectations. Our approach is to provide rigour and balance so as to promote your ability to apply your learning immediately in new contexts. If you are aged 16-18, you will be enrolled on a study programme, which will include retaking GCSEs or undertaking Functional Skills in English and maths if you haven't already achieved a grade 4 or above. You will also be required to complete a work experience placement and an employability programme.


Although topics may be subject to change, you will study a mix of four core units and two optional units in their first year. Units include topics such as: principles and applications of science (exam unit); practical scientific procedures and techniques; science investigation skills (exam unit); and an investigative project. You will continue to study three core units and four option units in your second year. Units include topics such as laboratory techniques and their application; principles and applications of science 2 (exam unit); contemporary issues in science (exam unit); physiology of human body systems; human regulations and reproduction; genetics and genetic engineering; and medical and physics applications.

How will it be delivered?

Today�s BTEC Nationals are demanding. For this course you will have to be organised, adhering to your deadlines and keeping a portfolio of your assignments. There are four externally assessed units (exams) over the two years of the course. The remainder of your qualification will be assessed internally by a variety of methods that may include a practical assignment, essays, and/or presentations.

Entry requirements

Standard entry to this course requires one positive reference, 90% attendance at your last place of work or study, and five GCSEs at 4 (grade C) or above including science, English and maths. Consideration will be given to all applicants over the age of 19 who do not hold formal English and maths qualifications.

Your next steps...

Upon successful completion and achievement of this qualification you can either choose a pathway which focuses on a particular occupational area of employment, such as biomedical science, analytical and forensic science, criminology, or physical science, or you can take a general route for further study in the sector at a higher education establishment.



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