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Applied Science BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3 at Hugh Baird College

Course description

This course covers biology, chemistry and physics. It will include microscopy, applied microbiology, chemical reactions, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, chemical analytical techniques, genetics, electrical circuits, statistics, maths and radioactivity.

The programme also includes studying Maths and English towards GCSE grade A-C if you do not already have these grades. You will develop a portfolio of work which will be assessed.

Course content

  • Principles and applications of science
  • Science investigation skills
  • Practical scientific procedures and techniques
  • Laboratory techniques
  • An investigative project
  • Contemporary issues in science

Entry requirements

In order to qualify for this course, you will need:

  • 4 GCSEs at grades A*-C including Double Award Science (at least CC), Maths (at grade A*-C) and English (at grade A*-D)

Or

  • Applied Science BTEC Level 2 Diploma at Merit or above.

Entry to all courses are subject to a successful interview, a satisfactory reference from your school or employer and evidence that you will be a committed student.

Financial information

16 - 18 Years: Free

Future opportunities

  • Biochemist
  • Scientist
  • Researcher
  • Pharmaceutical Technician
  • Analytical Laboratory Technician

Further information

If you are aged 16-19, this qualification will form a substantial part of your study programme. The study programme has been designed to ensure that young people are fully equipped and ready to move on to the world of work or higher level courses. In addition to your main qualification, will you also get the opportunity to undertake relevant and CV bolstering work experience out in your chosen industry. You will also be supported th

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hugh Baird College directly.

Last updated date: 21 April 2016
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    • By train

      The Merseyrail Bootle Oriel Road station is only a two minute walk from the College campus. This station is on the Northern Line and offers easy access to the College from Liverpool, Crosby, Formby, Southport and other areas.

      By car

      Satellite navigation systems (Satnav) – please enter our postcode L20 7EW.

      The closest motorway junctions are the M58 1a/ M57 Junction 7 – 3.7 miles (6km). Then follow the A59 towards Liverpool for approximately ten minutes, turning right onto the A5058 at the first roundabout, which leads onto Balliol Road.

      By bus

      Students can also travel to College on regular bus services from Southport, Formby, Crosby, Old Roan, Maghull, Litherland, Netherton, Litherland, Queens Drive and Liverpool City Centre. 

      • From Southport: 47, 48, 48a, 300
      • From Formby and Southport: 47, 48, 48a
      • From Crosby: 47, 48, 48a, 54, 62, 62a, 62b
      • From Old Roan and Maghull: 55, 300
      • From Litherland: 53, 53a, 55, 59
      • From Netherton: 52, 52a, 58, 59
      • From Queens Drive: 60, 81
      • From Liverpool City Centre: 47, 48, 52, 52a, 53, 53a, 54, 55, 55d, 155, 300