Applied Science BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma at Havering College of Further and Higher Education
The Extended Diploma in Applied Science is a two year full-time programme that is equivalent to three A levels. The course consists of 18 units that are delivered across two years allowing you to explore the applications of the three main disciplines of Science: Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Other subject areas include Mathematics, Statistics and Psychology.
The course aims to give you the opportunity to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding by experiencing work across a range of contexts in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Scientific practical investigations are seen as very important aspect of the course and continue throughout the two years along with critical studies. In your first year, you will have the chance to lay the foundations of your scientific practical skills and techniques. It will include more Chemistry investigations than the other two disciplines, while the second year will focus more on Biological techniques.
You will progress onto the Extended Diploma after successful completion of the Diploma in the first year.
You will be required to have gained at least 4 GCSEs at grade C or above, including: Two C grades or above in Science. C grade or above in Mathematics. C grade or above in English.
Assessment is continuous, at regular intervals, which includes all project work undertaken, throughout the two years of study.
This course is designed to provide highly specialist work-related qualification in a range of vocational Applied Science sectors. It gives you the knowledge, understanding and skills that you need to prepare for employment in this field. The qualification also provides career development opportunities for those already in work, and through articulation to higher education, degree and professional development programmes provide progression opportunities within the same cognate or related areas of study within universities and other institutions. It attracts UCAS points that equate to similar-sized general qualifications within education institutions within the UK. On successful completion of BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science, you can progress to or within employment and/or continue your study in Applied Science or related vocational area.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Havering College of Further and Higher Education directly.