Applied Science BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Course Overview

This course is designed to improve the career prospects of people with interests in the field of Science and Technology.

Areas of study include: Scientific Principles; Workplace Practices; Mathematics & Statistics for Science; Genetics & Genetic Engineering; Electric Circuits and their Applications; Role of a Science Technician; Human Physiology; Microbiology Techniques; ICT & Laboratory MIS; Chemical Laboratory Techniques; Laboratory Organisation; Application of Chemical Reactions; Industrial Application of Organic Chemistry

The suite of laboratories for work in this area includes:

Physics laboratory
Chemistry laboratory
Biology laboratory
Instrumental Analysis laboratory

Course Requirements

Year 1 - 5 GCSEs at grade 9 - 4 including maths, English and two science subjects

Year 2 - 5 GCSEs at grade 9 - 4 including maths, English and two science subjects plus a Level 3 subsidiary diploma in science with mainly merit/distinction grades.

Course Progression

Employment within industry in a technical or administrative capacity

Higher Education at University for Degree or Higher National Diploma courses in a Science related course

Course Assessment

Units are monitored by continuous assessment.

Course Finance

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are resident in the UK and the European Economic Area for the last 3 years. (You must be under 19 on 31st August in the calendar year that you start your course).

19+ learners - please contact the Customer Services Team on 0161 886 7070 for course and fee information.

Course Additional Information

Full-time