Medical science: BTEC national certificate (applied science) Level 3 at Cotham School
The BTEC national in medical science offers a vocational qualification that focuses on applied science and reflects aspects of employment within science organisations or organisations that use science. These qualifications will appeal to learners who prefer portfolio-based assessment covering a variety of scientific investigations. Each topic will be taught within a realistic medical science scenario, making maximum use of practical activities and work experience. This course is assessed solely by coursework, and you will complete 12 pieces of coursework over two years. The teaching of this qualification is split between the two centres, Cotham School and Redland Green School.
What will I learn?
3 compulsory units:
- Fundamentals of science
- Working in the science industry
- Scientific investigation
- Scientific practical techniques
- Perceptions of science
- Application of numbers for science technicians
3 optional units from a choice which is likely to include:
- Physiology of human body systems
- Microbiological techniques
- Electrical circuits and their industrial applications
- Genetics and genetic engineering
- Biochemical techniques
- Using science in the workplace
NBP16C level 3 entry requirement, including CC in science. If you are a post- 16 student with a one year level 2 vocational qualification the minimum requirement is a merit.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cotham School directly.