BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Applied Science

Level 1 Diploma
Course Location


Trafford College


Stretford Campus

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

Further Details


College 16-18

Course Start Date


Course Duration

Full-Time - 2 years


Science & Pharmacy

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.

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

Units are monitored by continuous assessment.

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.

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