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Applied Science (Block F) at Northfleet Technology College

Course description

Students studying this course need to be well organised, good at working to deadlines and be interested in Science.

BTEC Nationals are widely recognised by industry and higher education as the signature vocational qualification at Level 3. They provide progression to the workplace either directly or via study at a higher level.

Today’s BTEC Nationals are demanding, as you would expect of the most respected applied learning qualification in the UK. You will have to complete a range of units, be organised, take some assessments that we will set and mark, and keep a portfolio of your assignments. But you can feel proud to achieve a BTEC because, whatever your plans in life – whether you decide to study further, go on to work or an apprenticeship, or set up your own business – your BTEC National will be your passport to success in the next stage of your life.

Course content

There are 4 mandatory Units:

Principles and Applications of Science 1- assessed by written exam, set and marked externally

Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques- assignment based, set and marked internally

Science Investigation Skills- Task set externally and externally marked

Laboratory Techniques and their Application- assignment based, set and marked internally


Two Optional Units:

Physiology of Human Body Systems- assignment based, set and marked internally

Human Regulation and Reproduction- assignment based, set and marked internally

Entry requirements

Entry requirements: Grade C or above at GCSE Science, Core and/or Additional Science Possible exit routes: Medical Lab scientist, Science


External written exam, internally set and assessed assignments, practical external assessment

Future opportunities

Possible exit routes: Medical Lab scientist, Science degree at University, research scientist, Apprenticeships

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Northfleet Technology College directly.

Last updated date: 21 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years