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Applied Science BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Wirral Metropolitan College

Course description

This course is designed for those wishing to top up a 90 Credit Diploma or a Diploma in Applied Science to an Extended Diploma in Applied Science.

(Students undertaking this course may have studied at Wirral Met or at another institution.)

Course content

The main qualification in this course is the Extended Diploma in Applied Science.

The course will build on the units previously studied at 90 Credit Diploma or Diploma Level. Units studied will mainly be in the chemistry and biology topics required to gain entry into the College's own HE programmes and to a variety of other University HE programmes.

All students will undertake further study in English and mathematics and develop employability skills. Scientific work experience or work simulation will be arranged.

Entry requirements

  • BTEC 90 Credit Diploma in Applied Science or BTEC Diploma in Applied Science.
  • Students will also previously have gained GCSE English and GCSE maths grades A*-C.
  • In unlikely event that a student does not posess one of these qualifications, he/she will be expected to undertake the qualification in addition to the main programme of study.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. T


Assessment is mainly by assignment.

Future opportunities

Wirral Met offers Foundation Degrees in Forensic Science and in Chemistry.

HNC & D Applied Chemistry, Applied Biology and Animal Management are also available.

Students may also progress to a variety of degree courses at university or to a laboratory job or apprenticeship.

Further information

Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:

  • A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
  • English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A*-C in English and maths already
  • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wirral Metropolitan College directly.

Last updated date: 24 May 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course code: S201
  • Web url:
  • Number of planned places: 9