BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Applied Science

For anyone who sees their future career in Science the Level 3 Diploma in Applied Science is an excellent starting point. It covers a wide range of topics across biology, chemistry and physics and will allow you to acquire a high level of practical laboratory skills from which the theory is then drawn.  The majority of our students progress to universities including Kingston, Bedfordshire and Salford amongst others.  They study a wide variety of degrees including Biomedical Science, Sports Therapy, Pharmaceutical Science and Biological Life Sciences. 

 

For those students not wishing to progress to university, comprehensive support is provided to help them find alternatives such as employment or apprenticeships. In the past, students have progressed onto employment as laboratory technicians. The BTEC course is very practical with plenty of opportunities to implement the theory that you learn. You will go on a residential field trip to complete a scientific investigation.  It is mainly course-work based, which means that you have a very clear understanding of your progress throughout the course, to help you plan and achieve your next steps. 

 

Taught by subject specialists, with laboratory experience, you will learn by completing laboratory-based practical assignments, supported self-study assignments, presentations and discussions that are based on real workplace situations, activities and demands. The course covers a wide range of subjects including physiology and industrial applications, as well as using statistical and mathematical tools required for science. As you do not have one of your Maths or English Language GCSE at C/4 you will also be studying this alongside your BTEC course.

Course Content

Blending together a mix of theoretical and practical topics in a well-resourced environment, the course covers a wide range of science topics to allow you to experience the full breadth of the world of science, helping you to identify areas of interest and your future specialisms: 

 

  • Biology – including physiology of the human body, and biomedical techniques
  • Physics – Electrical circuits and electronics
  • Chemistry – Applications and techniques of chemistry, chemistry for technicians
  • General Science – Working in the science industry, Perceptions of science, Science fundamentals and Scientific practical techniques
  • Mathematics – Mathematical and Statistical tools for science

Entry Requirements

You should have a minimum of four GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including Science, Additional Science, Mathematics or English Language. Alternatively you should have passed Level 2 Diploma in Science with at least a Merit grade and GCSE passes in English Language or Mathematics at grade C/4 or above.  Students who need to improve grades in English Language and Mathematics Level 2 qualification to grade C/4 will be required to attend the relevant GCSE classes.

International Entry Requirements: High School Leaving Certificate at C/4 grade or above (including Mathematics and English Language) or other related comparable qualifications. Satisfactory reference. IELTS 5.0 or an English Language equivalent certificate.

Progression

We have outstanding results, with students progressing to universities such as Kingston, Bedfordshire and Salford on a variety of degrees including Biomedical Science, Sports Therapy, Pharmaceutical Science and Biological Life Sciences. 

Alternatively, for those students not wishing to progress to university, comprehensive support is provided to help them find alternatives such as employment or apprenticeships.

Additional Information

You will have the opportunity to improve your English Language/Mathematics in the first year.

For further information please contact us on 020 8268 3073 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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