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Applied Science BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 at City of Wolverhampton College

Course description

During the course you will study the following modules:

  • Physiology of human regulation and reproduction
  • Chemistry for biology technicians
  • Electrical circuits and their applications
  • Genetics and genetic engineering
  • Medical physics techniques
  • Chemical laboratory techniques
  • Chemical periodicity and its applications
  • Using statistics in science
  • Clinical psychology

Course content

If you want a career in medical science, forensic science or as a science technician in a laboratory, the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma will help you to develop practical and analytical skills required by employers in the profession.

You will learn how to carry out practical tasks and investigations, analyse data, develop a variety of scientific techniques and apply your knowledge to real life situations which will develop your laboratory skills to a high standard.

Completion of the course will enable you to pursue a career as a science technician in a laboratory or progress to a higher education qualification such as an HNC, HND or university degree and go on to a career in nursing, radiography, pharmacy, chemical engineering, biochemistry, veterinary science or forensics.

Entry requirements

To access the course you are required to have:

  • Four or more GCSEs at Grade C or above including English or maths (specified which for some courses) or
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Applied Science
  • You will also be required to attend a college interview and undertake an assessment to determine your level of knowledge and understanding


Throughout the course you will be assessed through observation of practical sessions, written assessments assignments and research.

Future opportunities

Completion of the qualification will enable you to:

  • Progress to a higher education qualification such as a HNC, HND or university degree
  • Apply for a job as a science technician in a laboratory

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Wolverhampton College directly.

Last updated date: 12 January 2015
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