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Applied Science BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma at Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College

Course description

The Pearson BTEC Level 3 90-credit Diploma in Applied Science shares the common purpose of helping people to become occupationally ready to take up employment in the applied science sector at the appropriate level. This can follow either directly after achieving the qualification, or via the stepping stone of Higher Education (HE) in university or college. By studying a BTEC Level 3 National, learners develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required by the sector, including essential employability skills, and apply them in real work contexts.

The Edexcel BTEC Level 3 90-credit Diploma in Applied Science (Medical Science) is a 90-credit qualification that consists of four mandatory units plus optional units that provide for a combined total of 90 credits Pearson BTEC Level 3 90-credit Diploma in Applied Science qualification is equivalent in size to one and a half A levels.

It has been designed to develop a common core of knowledge including:

  • fundamentals of science

  • scientific practical techniques

  • working in the science industry

  • and scientific investigations and allowing them the opportunity to study in more depth a range of option areas such as:

  • Microbiological Techniques

  • Biochemistry and biochemical techniques

  • Industrial chemical reactions

  • Electrical circuits and their applications

  • Physiological investigations

Entry requirements

4 - 5 GCSEs grade A - C, including English and Maths and a BB in Double Science. Students with full Level 2 vocational qualifications with an overall Merit/Distinction will be considered alongside 2 GCSEs grade A - C including GCSE English and Maths and a good reference. Some subjects will need GCSE Maths.


Assessment is through assignments, presentations and completion of projects. All units are graded as Pass, Merit and Distinction. Assignments are created by lecturers to enable learners to be able to meet the criteria at Pass, Merit or Distinction. Some learners may wish to gain the qualification in order to enter a specialist area of employment or to progress to a larger or different level 3 programme. All units are internally assessed in the BTEC qualifications. We enable learners to produce evidence in a variety of different forms including, written reports, graphs and posters, along with projects, performance observation and time-constrained assessments

Future opportunities

Most of our learners progress onto the Extended Diploma with a view to progressing onto Higher Education. Some will seek apprenticeships within the Science Sector and others engage in employment in the Science Industry. You could continue your studies at a University as the extended Diploma in Applied Science is considered equivalent to 3 A Levels by Universities and Employers. You can also continue your studies to gain an HNC or HND to allow you to work within a Science Laboratory.

Further information

At our campus we have well equipped laboratories and specialist science technicians who will support you in your development

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College directly.

Last updated date: 06 January 2017