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Applied Science - BTEC Level 3 Diploma (Subsidiary Route) at Harrow College

Course description

This is a two year, full time programme for students who want to study applied sciences. The course will appeal to those who:

  • Have a keen interest all aspects of science
  • Enjoy studying a subject that is relevant to their own lives and experiences
  • Want to find out more about science through personal investigations
  • Want the opportunity to carry out practical work as well as class work
  • Are interested in developing an understanding of science and how to solve scientific problems
  • Want to study a course that is active and enjoyable
  • Want to move on to a related career or higher education course.

The course has a 2 A level equivalence. In year two a Free Standing Maths Unit is delivered which currently attracts UCAS points.

Course content

A wide range of scientific disciplines including Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths.

Through classroom teaching, practical activities, group work, research and educational visits. Typically timetabled attendance is for a maximum of four days per week.

Entry requirements

Pass in BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Applied Science including English and Maths Functional skills pass at L2 or GCSE at Grade D or above OR 3 x GCSE grades A*- C including GCSE Science, and GCSE Maths or English at Grade C or above, with a minimum of grade D.


This is a 100% coursework based course, comprising of 7 units in Year 1 and 6 units in Year 2. Each unit is assessed by assignments which are graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction. Each unit is then given a grade, with a final grade of Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* awarded for the overall qualification.

Financial information

Please see our information on fees and bursaries on the Young Learners (16+) pages of the website. Any fees paid for full time programmes are non refundable. Please contact Admissions if you would like further information or advice.

Future opportunities

Students can go on to study a Science, Applied Science or Engineering subject at university. Alternatively, students may choose to go straight into employment in areas such as Forensic Science, Quality Control, Environmental Protection or Health and Safety. Those achieving an MP may wish to consider progressing to the HND in Applied Chemistry at Harrow College.

Further information

Equipment or materials:

You will need all standard stationary equipment, including folders and a scientific calculator.

Additional costs:

There may be additional costs for student visits.

To find out more about this course/qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or your school/college careers staff.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 March 2016
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