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Applied Science BTEC Diploma Level 3 at City of Wolverhampton College

Course description

During the course you will study the following modules:

  • Fundamentals of science Working in the science industry
  • Scientific investigations
  • Practical scientific techniques
  • Perceptions of science
  • Using mathematical tools in science
  • Physiology of human body systems
  • Energy changes, sources and applications
  • Industrial applications of organic chemistry

Course content

If you are passionate about science and want to progress to a successful career in the profession, then the BTEC Level 3 Diploma will provide you with a deeper understanding of scientific principles across the three main areas of biology, chemistry and physics.

You will develop a range of scientific, practical and analytical skills and work on projects and experiments in the practical working environment of our well-equipped science labs.

You will carry out practical sessions in our well-equipped science labs and throughout the course will have the opportunity to go on science-related educational visits and field trips.

Entry requirements

To access this 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 successful completion of a full level 2 study programme.
  • College interview/assessment


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

Future opportunities

Completion of the course will enable you to:

  • Progress to the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science
  • Apply for a job as a science technician or assistant practitioner 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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    • The Paget Road campus, in Compton to the west of Wolverhampton, provides courses in art and design, business and management, computing and IT, education and teaching, engineering, English, health and social care, journalism, maths, media, motor vehicle, music technology, performing arts, photography and science.

      Also on offer at the site are Pathways programmes for people without any formal qualifications, ESOL courses for speakers of other languages, and short courses for job seekers.

      The campus is also home to CitySixth – the college's dedicated sixth form centre offering A Levels in a range of subjects - and a Higher Education Centre which offers HNCs, HNDs and Foundation Degrees, and also boasts an Engineering Learning Zone also equipped with industry-standard equipment, modern motor vehicle workshops, new performing and recording studios, and well equipped science labs.

      The site has a Student Hub, Study Hub, cafeteria and large free student car park and is on major bus routes.