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Applied Science BTEC Extended Certificate (single option) Level 3 (Option Block E) at The North School

Course description

This qualification will provide learners with a broad understanding of vocationally-related sciences to support progress to higher education. It is suitable for studying alongside substantial academic science qualifications, such as A-level sciences or other Level 3 vocational qualifications. This qualification can also prepare learners to take up employment in the applied science sector, either directly after achieving the qualification or via higher education.

Studying this qualification will enable learners to develop their knowledge and understanding of scientific principles, as well as those scientific practical skills recognised by higher education institutions and employers to be most important. The qualification also offers learners an opportunity to develop transferable skills such as problem-solving, research and communication as part of their applied learning.


Course content

Learners will cover topics such as:

  • Scientific principles associated with the application of biology, chemistry and physics Experimental and practical techniques associated with applied science

The roles and skills of scientists, and the public and media perception of science

Entry requirements

At least 5 A*-C/9-4 grades at GCSE (or equivalent) including English and Science.


Principles and Applications of Science – exam

Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques – assignment

Science Investigation Skills – practical examination

Physiology of Human Body Systems - assignment

Financial information

There are no costs associated with this course

Future opportunities

This qualification is supported by a range of universities, and taken alongside other qualifications it can fulfil the entry requirements for a number of science-related higher education courses, including biomedical, forensic and sports science, as well as nursing. In addition, the qualification is eligible for UCAS points

Further information

For further information regarding course contents and entry requirements, please contact Mr N Smith.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 13 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years