Our BTEC Level 3 Applied Science qualification is available as a number of options. Your choice will depend on your future career plans.

This qualification supports a huge range of careers in the STEM industries, and progression to degree level study.

Are you aiming for a career in the STEM Industries? Would you like to further explore and build on the Science learnt at GCSE? If so, this engaging and hands-on Science course could be for you! The BTEC Level 3 in Applied Science will see you combine academic theory with a wide-range of practical activities and experiments, preparing you for the world of work or for progression on to university.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Science is the three A Level equivalent. This is a full time study programme and is therefore ideal if you have decided on a career or degree in the Sciences. You will cover all of the topics offered by our 1 and 2 A Level equivalent courses along with a number of additional units.

Grade 4 in GCSE Maths and two grade 4s within GCSE single or Combined Science grades or a pass in a vocational Level 2 Science qualification (equivalent to two or more GCSEs). General entry criteria also applies.

Your topics will see you preparing for further study or employment and give you a wide and comprehensive understanding of the STEM industries and the role of Science in our day-to-day lives. Topics you will cover will 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

This is an engaging, hands on and unique course that will see you learn by completing experiments, carrying out research and developing your academic knowledge through coursework. You will develop your knowledge through trips, visits and speakers and with roles within College such as the STEM Ambassador programme.

Our outstanding departmental staff will guide you through your course, helping you to understand how Science impacts every aspect of our lives and the diverse career 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.

Our courses have a well-proven record of supporting students to progress to higher education or progress to roles within the STEM industries. Our students often opt for Medical Science related degrees such as Pharmacy, Radiography, Audiology and Paramedical Science, as well as careers in areas such as Nutrition and Forensics.

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There’s a major skills shortage in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) sectors, with an estimated 40,000 jobs remaining unfilled in the UK each year. Choosing a career in Science offers some great career options!

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