Diploma Level 3 - Applied Science Extended Certificate
WHAT DOES THE COURSE INVOLVE?
If you have an enjoyment of all three disciplines of the Sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Physics), and you have ambitions to learn more about scientific techniques and their application in modern day scientific careers - then you will enjoy the Applied Science course. A BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate is a mixed delivery course encompassing practicals that allow you to learn in the context of realistic workplace situations. As well as gaining relevant scientific knowledge, laboratory and analytical skills, you will also develop numerous transferrable skills which will enable you to progress into any career. Valued by employers and universities, the skills gained on this vocational qualification offer a clear route into employment or higher education. The Extended Certificate is equivalent to one A Level.
Through the two year programme you will study 3 mandatory units: Principles and Applications of Science, Practical Scientific Procedure and Techniques and Science Investigation Skills, as well as 1 specialist unit:*subject to change
* Diseases & Infection: You will gain an understanding of how the human body has natural defence mechanisms and can establish its own immunity to infectious disease. You will consider the periodic outbreak of infectious diseases and the problems associated with preventing their transmission and treating those affected. With global travel easily accessible to many people, pandemics are a real possibility, so you will investigate the role of organisations in preventing and treating infectious diseases.
WHAT DO I NEED TO JOIN THE COURSE?
Grade 44 in GCSE Science. Grade 4 in GCSE English. Grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics is preferred based on the high mathematical content of the subject, Grade 4 will be considered based on UMS points achieved in Mathematics and grade profile across other relevant subjects.
Please note students wishing to take Applied Science Extended Certificate shouldn't take this with Applied Human Biology Extended Certificate or Biology A Level as there is too much course content overlap between these qualifications.
CAN I TAKE ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS?
This course is equivalent of 1 A Level and it therefore does need to be supplemented by other qualifications. However, it is possible to do an additional course from our range of A Levels or BTEC Extended Diplomas (from other subject areas). You can discuss the suitable combinations at interview.
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
This course is assessed through a combination of external (60%) and internal assessments (40%).
WHAT ARE THE COSTS?
Any costs associated with this course will be clarified at interview.
WHAT IS THE DURATION?
This is a two year course.
WHAT IS THE UCAS POINTS TARIFF FOR THIS COURSE?
BTEC Extended Cetificate
HOW DO I APPLY?
- Course Type Diploma Level 3
- Duration 2 Years
- Awarding Body Pearson