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Applied Science BTEC Level 3 Sub Diploma/Diploma at Coopers School

Course description

The BTEC Level 3 nationals in Applied Science are a suite of qualifications that reflect aspects of employment within science organisations or organisations that use science and enable learners to develop practical scientific skills.

These qualifications will appeal to learners who prefer portfolio-based assessment covering a variety of scientific investigations, although there are aspects of External Assessment from 2016.

Entry requirements

GCSE English Language C or better
GCSE Maths C or better
GCSE Science C or better

Future opportunities

BTEC Nationals provide much of the underpinning knowledge and understanding for the National Occupational Standards for the sector, where these are appropriate. They attract UCAS points that equate to similar-sized general qualifications within education institutions within the UK. Science L3 BTEC can lead to further studies towards many related university courses and offer valuable skills required for employment in and around the science sector.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Coopers School directly.

Last updated date: 08 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years


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