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Applied Science BTEC Level 3 at South Hunsley School and Sixth Form College

Course description

This course is suitable for those who want to follow a programme of study related to laboratory science. Students who start their BTEC Applied Science course in September 2016 will follow a new syllabus and there will be a mixture of ongoing assessment and external examinations as part of the course.

Course content

What will I learn?

The BTEC National Certificate offers flexibility and a choice of emphasis through the specialist units. You will gain experience of a range of instruments and their use as well as analytical methods. You will study several key practical techniques used in the scientific laboratory and their application in the workplace.

All BTEC students are assessed by means of assignments and external examinations. The assignments allow you to demonstrate that you have skills and knowledge to achieve a Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*.

The basics...
  • Cover key knowledge and practical skills
  • Related to laboratory science
  • Specialist work-related programme of study

Future opportunities

The course provides the opportunity for those who are intending to work in the science sector to gain relevant skills and a qualification that is recognised by colleges, universities and employers.

Further information

The course will be delivered in South Hunsley’s bespoke new suite of laboratories completed in September 2016.  These new laboratories house specialist science equipment and you will be encouraged to take part in practical investigative science to help you develop the strong practical science skills required for moving into scientific employment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Hunsley School and Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 28 September 2017

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