Are you intending on pursuing a career in the scientific industry, and enjoying the fulfilling and wide ranging opportunities in the sector? This exciting and dynamic course will see you developing your skills and knowledge on both a practical and theoretical level, across all three key scientific areas. This qualification is available as BTEC Extended Diploma (3 A Level equivalent). 

This full time course will see you studying content across the three core disciplines – Biology, Chemistry and Physics. This is a hands-on, interactive course which will see you learning through completing experiments, carrying out research and developing your academic knowledge through coursework.

You'll need to meet the entry criteria for your chosen pathway and a grade 4 in GCSE Maths and two grade 4s in GCSE Science or a pass in a vocational Level 2 Science qualification (equivalent to two or more GCSEs). 

For further information on the pathways, please click here.

Topics include:

- Principles and applications of Science
- Practical scientific procedures and techniques
- Science investigation skills
- Laboratory techniques and applications
- You will complete an investigative project
- Explore contemporary issues within Science

We are incredibly proud of the experiences on offer from our department both inside and outside of the classroom. You’ll benefit from engaging, hands on learning which you’ll put into action in our state-of-the art facilities which includes a team of qualified Lab Assistants. We visit universities to help you understand the paths studying BTEC Applied Science will open up for you!

Assessment is via presentations, group work and assignments and externally assessed exams. Your work will be graded at pass, merit or distinction giving you an overall grade at the end of the course.

This course can support progression to a wide range of STEM based careers, including degree level study or work. Our students progress on to a wide range of degree level courses in areas such as Biochemistry, Food Science, Pharmacy and Clinical Science, and Radiology. Some students also progress directly on to apprenticeships in the workplace, such as in a laboratory.

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The BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science can be an excellent springboard to degrees in areas such as Healthcare, Biomedical Science, Radiography or Biomedical Science. Our supportive Careers team can help you to understand the possibilities offered by our BTEC Applied Science course!

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