Applied Science BTEC

BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Applied Science.

BTEC Level 3 in Science offers the students: work-related learning, giving learners an edge and opening the door to higher education or employment in science and related sectors.  There are clear progression routes into higher education when taken alongside other courses, an apprenticeship or training routes in the science sectors. The course develops in its students, transferable skills such as independent research and study skills. The combination of assessment styles allows learners to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and understanding through work-related contexts.

  • Course Outline
    • This new BTEC course will consist of 4 units, 3 of which are mandatory – equivalent to 83% of the course. There will be 1 optional unit in the U6.

      Two of these units will be externally assessed – which amounts to 58% of the course total.

      This course is designed for learners who are interested in learning about Science alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses.

      You will study two mandatory units:

      Units Year 1:

      • Principles and Applications of Science 1.
      • Practical scientific procedures and Techniques

      Units year 2:

      • Science Investigation skills
      • Optional Unit to be decided


      It is graded P,M,D,D* and is awarded relevant entry points, it is equivalent to studying 1 A-level.

  • Career opportunities and further study
    • BTEC applied science allows students to go on to study a huge variety of science and non-science related degrees at University such as Teaching, Food Science, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Prosthetics, Radiography, Pharmacy, Veterinary nursing, Ecology, Forensics and many more.

      Most students apply to study degrees at university but increasing numbers also apply for apprenticeships and employment.  The course is ideal for those wishing to pursue a career in a science related field but open to all students who have an interest in the subject.

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Entry Requirements 2019

You can download provisional entry requirements for 2019 courses below. Please note that your enrolment on to a particular course must be approved by the Head of that department.

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