Applied Science BTEC Level 3 Diploma at Christ The King College
The applied science industry offers huge potential for learners interested in the sector. The UK is currently regarded as a world leader in sectors including renewable energy, space, low carbon, pharmaceutical, utilities, automotive, agriculture, food and bioscience. The 2010 National Strategic Skills Audit identified problems in filling associate professional and skilled technician roles in a number of sectors including: health care, oil, gas, electricity, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and transport equipment. Some of these concerns have been accentuated by an ageing workforce. This course allows students 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 qualification prepares learners for employment in the appropriate vocational sector and it is suitable for those who have decided that they wish to enter a particular area of work. It is broadly equivalent to two GCE A Levels.
Year 1 Mandatory units:
1 - Fundamentals of Science
2 - Working in the Science Industry
3 - Scientific Practical Techniques
Year 2 Four Optional Units decided between the class and the tutor from the following list:
Mathematical Calculations for Science
Using Statistics in Science
Informatics in Science
Using Science in the Workplace
Physiology of Human Body Systems
Physiology of Human Regulation and Reproduction
Biochemistry and Biochemical Techniques
Electrical Circuits and their Applications
Genetics and Genetic Engineering
Medical Physics Techniques
Biomedical Science Techniques
Electronics for Science Technicians
Diseases and Infections
Chemical Laboratory Techniques
Forensic Evidence Collection and Analysis
Applications of Forensic Psychology
Forensic Fire Investigation
Forensic Science Informatics
Traffic Accident Investigation
GCSE Science (A*-C) and GCSE Maths (A*-C). This is a nationally recognised progression route from GCSE Applied Science and BTEC Level 2 (First) Diploma in Applied Science.
BTECs are an established and highly successful alternative to general qualifications, suitable for a wide range of learners. As work-related qualifications, they are designed to accommodate the needs of employers as well as allowing progression to university. By nature BTECs provide a more practical, real-world approach to learning alongside a theoretical background, giving learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment. They can be taken as well as, or instead of Advanced GCEs in schools and colleges.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Christ The King College directly.