Examples of topic areas include:
• Scientific practical techniques
• Physiology of human body systems
• Practical chemical analysis
• Medical physics techniques
• Biochemistry and biochemical techniques
• Diseases and infections
• Electrical circuits and their applications
• Perceptions of science


A Grade 4 in GCSE Maths and one Grade 4 within GCSE Single/ Combined Science or a Pass in a vocational Level 2 Science qualification are required.

The Extended Certificate (1yr) and Diploma (2yr) in Applied Science are taken with 1 other subject and provide a significant science element to a programme which opens up many science-based progression opportunities but also enables you to maintain breadth.

Assessment is by coursework.

Please note the awarding body for all BTEC qualifications recently made the decision to extend the current BTEC courses in our offer beyond 2018. This means that for 2018 entry, all Level 3 vocational subjects will continue to be assessed by coursework only, with the exception of Art and Design.

Depending on the qualification chosen, progression routes are varied and can lead onto a wide range of science and non-science degrees.

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