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Applied Science BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma/Diploma at Cranford Community College

Course description

The Subsidiary Diploma is a 60 credit (360 guided learning hours) qualification whereas the Diploma is a 120 credit (720 guided learning hours) qualification.

Course content

Subsidiary Diploma:

In Year 12: Students will study three compulsory units:

  • Unit 1 Fundamentals of science 10 credits
  • Unit 2 Working in the science industry 10 credits
  • Unit 4 Scientific practical techniques 10 credits

In Year 13: Students will study four further units (optional units):

  • Unit 6 Using mathematical tools in science 5 credits
  • Unit 8 Using statistics for science 5 credits
  • Unit 11 Physiology of human body systems 10 credits
  • Unit 13 Biochemistry and Biochemical techniques 10 credits

Diploma:

In Year 12: Students will study six compulsory units:

  • Unit 1 Fundamentals of science 10 credits
  • Unit 2 Working in the science industry 10 credits
  • Unit 3 Scientific Investigations 10 credits
  • Unit 4 Scientific Practical Techniques 10 credits
  • Unit 5 Perceptions of Science 10 credits
  • Unit 6 Using Mathematical Tools in Science 5 credits

In Year 13: Students will study seven further units (optional units):

  • Unit 8 Using statistics for science 5 credits
  • Unit 11 Physiology of human body systems 10 credits
  • Unit 12 Physiology of Human regulation and Reproduction 10 credits
  • Unit 13 Biochemistry and Biochemical Techniques 10 credits
  • Unit 20 Medical Physics Techniques 10 credits
  • Unit 43 Diseases and Infections 10 credits Unit 44 Astronomy
  • Unit 13 10 credits

Entry requirements

Normally D in Maths and D in English and CD in Science or Pass at BTEC Science Level 2.

Assessment

100% coursework – there is no exam.

All assessment tasks must be completed to the appropriate grading criteria to achieve the award.

Future opportunities

The course gives students the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment in a range of areas that use science such as: educational institutions (schools, colleges, universities); industry (engineering works, paint manufacturers, foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals, etc.); health service (pathology, radiography, etc.).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cranford Community College directly.

Last updated date: 21 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 or 2 years

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