BTEC Level 3 National Ext Diploma in Applied Science

  • Course type: BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma
  • Awarding/exam body: Edexcel


BTEC Applied Science 002

The course is designed to provide experience of activities carried out by scientists.  It allows students to apply and build on their existing science knowledge, skills and understanding in an industry-related context.  Upon successful completion of this course, students will be qualified to seek employment or undertake further study, such as HND/degree courses in an applied science-related subject.

  • Course units...

    Unit 01 – Fundamentals of Science

    Unit 02 – Working in the Science Industry

    Unit 03 – Scientific Investigation

    Unit 04 – Scientific Practical Techniques

    Unit 05 – Perceptions of Science

    Unit 06 – Using Mathematical Tools for Science

    Unit 09 – Informatics for Science

    Unit 11 – Physiology of Human Body Systems

    Unit 16 – Chemistry for Biology Technicians

    Unit 29 – Physiological Investigations

    Year 2

    Unit 07 – Mathematical Calculations for Science

    Unit 08 – Using Statistics in Science

    Unit 12 – Physiology of Human Regulation

    Unit 13 – Biochemistry and Biochemical Techniques

    Unit 15 – Microbiological Techniques

    Unit 18 – Genetics and Genetic Engineering

    Unit 20 – Medical Physics Techniques

    Unit 30 – Medical instrumentation

    Unit 43 – Diseases and Infections

  • Course assessment...

    Assessment is carried out through a wide variety of internally set and marked assignments.  These will include traditional written and word processed assignments, research tasks, practical investigations, presentations, field trips, industry visits, work placements and a very enjoyable residential trip to Brecon Beacons.

  • This course can lead to...

    This qualification will enable you to progress to a wide range of University Degree Courses, including: biomedical sciences, biochemistry, pharmacology, radiology, dental technology, physiotherapy, midwifery, nursing etc.  Alternatively, this qualification can lead to direct employment in a science-related area, such as laboratory work.

    Please note that if you wish to become a doctor, veterinary surgeon or dentist you will be required to complete an additional access/foundation course organised by the accepting medical school.

  • Entry requirements...

    In addition to our Programme Entry Requirements, applicants must also meet specific Course Entry Requirements:

    Grade 4 in Core Science, Grade 4 in Additional Science and Grade 4 in Maths
    BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Science with Merit and Grade 4 in Maths

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