Applied Science BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3


Course Details

Code: PAPSCB00049

  • Location: Broadway

Course Summary

BTEC applied Science is an alternative to studying Science at A Level, and develops a blend of technical and academic Science skills that will support your progression to university or employment. This BTEC Extended Diploma full-time course will enable you to develop scientific skills and understanding with units in chemistry, biology, physics and maths.

Course Content

There are 2 pathways which share a common first year and allow students to specialise in their second, extended diploma year. Students are able to apply for either pathway and make a choice at the end of their first year.

Foundation diploma in Applied Science (Year 1)
You will study a range of units, for example:
• Principles and applications of science I
• Practical scientific procedures and techniques
• Science investigation skills
• Laboratory techniques and their application
• Physiology of human body systems
• Genetics and genetic engineering.

Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Year 2)
You will study a range of units, for example:
• Principles and applications of science II
• Investigative project
• Contemporary issues in science
• Medical physics applications
• Practical chemical analysis
• Microbiology and microbiological techniques
• Biomedical science.

Course Assessment

Some core units are externally assessed. This can be either a written exam or a practical test. Other units are assessed via internally marked assignments, set by course tutors.

Employer Benefits

This course offers a wide range of benefits to a variety of careers from science to helath care and many others. Due to the nature of the course you will gain both the practical confidence with laboratory equipment and the independence to plan and carry out project based experiments.


The college will supply access to appropriate text books. You are expected to use a wide range of resources including the college library and iPoint Centre. You will need to provide your own scientific calculator and general stationery. A lab coat is provided for use in practical work.


Degree or HND in a range of sciences, medically-related courses or employment in a laboratory.

Entry Requirements

You should have one of the following:

• A BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Applied Science at Merit or Distinction grade
• Three GCSEs at grade C or 4 including two science subjects plus English and mathematics at grade 4

Code: PAPSCB00049

  • Location: Broadway
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