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BTEC Level 3 Certificate/Extended Certificate in Applied Science (1 A level equivalent) at Huddersfield New College

Course description

The college offers Applied Science options which are equivalent to one, two or three A Levels. All are based around developing an understanding of the fundamentals of science, the work of scientists and the science industries. They are excellent qualifications for students seeking to move on to higher education in a range of science related degree courses, or looking to pursue careers in areas such as hospital laboratory work and health related professions.

Course content

The college offers a range of BTEC Science qualifications as shown in the table below:

BTEC Level 3, Applied Science

No. of units

A Level equivalence



1 AS

Subsidiary Diploma  (1yr)


1 A level

Subsidiary Diploma (2yr)


1 A level



2 A levels

90 Credit Diploma


1.5 A levels

Extended Diploma


3 A levels

The specific range of units covered is dependent on the qualification taken.

The Certificate/Subsidiary Diploma (2yr) in Applied Science is usually taken with 2 other subjects. It provides a science element to a broad programme which might include sport, psychology or health and social care courses. It is not recommended for students who wish to progress to a career in science.

Entry requirements

Grade 4 in GCSE Maths and grade C in a GCSE Science subject (other than Core) or a pass in a vocational level 2 Science qualification.

General entry criteria will also apply, this is available on our website.


These courses are assessed by coursework and external examinations. Students must complete and pass all of the units in year one of the course in order to progress to year two.

Students have to be organised and disciplined in their approach since coursework deadlines must be rigorously adhered to.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 22 September 2017
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