The wide range of units offered with this course will provide you with the latest in industry knowledge and the practical, research and behavioural skills you’ll need to progress in higher education and your career.


There are a number of ways to study our BTEC Level 3 Applied Science. Your choice will depend on your study options and future career options. The number of units you study increases in line with the value of A Level equivalents.


BTEC Applied Science supports a huge range of careers and you are offered endless possibilities when you study BTEC Science. The information below shares lists some of the topics you will study, and how these develop if you choose to specialise in Science:

- Scientific practical techniques

- Physiology of human body systems

- Practical chemical analysis

- Medical physics techniques

- Biochemistry and biomedical techniques

- Diseases and infections

- Electrical circuits and their applications

- Perceptions of Science


The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma/Diploma allows you to build on the topics covered above. This is a two A Level equivalent course that will enable you to deepen your scientific knowledge through a significant Science study programme.



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).

This course is perfect if you want to work in Science and gain practical experience and knowledge! You will enjoy completing your experiments and research in our purpose built laboratories, with the support of our dedicated and highly qualified team.

The possibilities offered from studying Science are endless! However our students typically consider careers in Science or areas where Science complements their employment and university possibilities. Full time students have progressed to careers Biomedical Science, Midwifery and Pharmacy, to name a few.

Good to Know

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!