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Applied Science BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at The Piggott School

Course description

BTEC Nationals are QCF Level 3 qualifications designed to provide highly specialist work - related qualifications in a range of vocational sectors. They give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment. Moreover, they provide opportunities for science employees to achieve a nationally recognised Level 3 vocationally - specific qualification. The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Science attracts UCAS points that equate to similar - sized general qualifications within education institutions within the UK. The course aims to stimulate and sustain students’ interest in, and enjoyment of Science. Students develop skills in laboratory techniq ues and learn to foster imagination and critical thinking through practical investigation. It provides a secure foundation for those who wish to progress on to a range of higher education courses as well as forming part of a broad approach to lifelong learning.

Course content

The Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Science is a 60 - credit and 360 - guided - learning hour qualification that consists of 3 mandatory units plus optional units that provide for a combined total of 60 credits (where at least 45 credits must be at Level 3 or above)

Entry requirements

Minimum GCSE entry requirements: Double Science CC


In BTEC Nationals all units are internally assessed. All assessment is criterion referenced, based on the achievement of specified learning outcomes. Each unit within the qualification has specified assessment and grading criteria which are to be used for grading purposes. A summative unit grade can be awarded at pass, merit or distinction: to achieve a ‘pass’ a learner must have satisfied all the pass assessment criteria, to achieve a ‘merit’ a learner must additionally have satisfied all the merit grading criteria, to achieve a ‘distinction’ a learner must additionally have satisfied all the distinction grading criteria. Learners who complete the unit but who do not meet all the pass criteria are graded ‘unclassified’.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 September 2016

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