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BTEC Applied Science Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at The National CofE Academy

Course description

Year 12 BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Applied Science (QCF)

Unit 1 Fundamentals of Science

  • Be able to use the necessary skills to measure quantities for chemical reactions
  • Be able to use the correct equipment to identify structures and  functions in different types of cells
  • Be able to investigate different types of energy and their transfer
  • Be able to communicate scientific information

Unit 2 Working in the Science Industry

  • Know how procedures are followed and communicated in the scientific workplace
  • Be able to design a scientific laboratory
  • Know about laboratory information management  systems
  • Be able to demonstrate safe working practices in the scientific workplace

 

Unit 4 Scientific practical techniques

  • Be able to use analytical techniques
  • Be able to use scientific techniques to separate and assess purity if substances
  • Be able to use instruments/sensors for scientific investigations

Year 13 BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Science (Forensics) (QCF)

 

Unit 4 Scientific Practical Techiques

  • Be able to use analytical techniques
  • Be able to use scientific techniques to separate and assess purity  of substances
  • Be able to use instruments/sensors for scientific investigations

Unit 18: Genetics and Genetic Engineering

  • Understand the process of protein synthesis
  • Be able to investigate the process of cell division in eukaryotic cells
  • Understand the principles of Mendelian genetics
  • Be able to apply basic techniques of DNA technology

Unit 32 Forensic Evidence Collection and Analysis

  •  Be able to gather forensic evidence from a simulated crime scene using appropriate methods
  • Be able to use chemical techniques to analyse evidence from a simulated crime scene
  • Be able to use physical techniques to analyse evidence from a simulated crime scene
  • Be able to use biological techniques to analyse evidence from a  simulated crime scene
  • Be able to report the analysis of evidence from a simulated crime scene

 

Course content

See above

Assessment

Assignment based.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The National CofE Academy directly.

Last updated date: 21 July 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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