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Applied Science BTEC level 3 at Edmonton County School

Course description

This course has been developed to provide specialist work-related qualifications within a scientific context. The course is practical and will give you the opportunity to complete assignments and activities based on realistic situations linked to working in a variety of science related environments.

Course content

You will begin by covering the material that you need to achieve a certificate qualification, which is the equivalent to one AS level.  The certificate includes the following units:

Unit 1 Fundamentals of Science

Unit 2 Working in the Science Industry

Unit 4 Scientific Practical Techniques

After those units are completed, you will begin work on the units to achieve the subsidiary diploma (equivalent to one A2)

Entry requirements

Grade C or higher in your Science GCSEs, or a Merit in  Level 2 BTEC Science.


Because there is no final examination, however, it is essential that you keep a portfolio of evidence of all of your achievements. This includes the coursework you produce, such as items, photographs, video footage, assignments, computer print-outs, questionnaires, check lists, or projects, etc. It shows you and your tutor what you have learnt and will be looked at during marking and moderation.

Future opportunities

You could progress to an Advanced Level course in Science, which will equip you to move on to degree courses in associated areas. You could, alternatively, go into employment in roles in a scientific field.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Edmonton County School directly.

Last updated date: 16 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September