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Applied Science BTEC Level 3 at Graveney School

Course description

BTEC Nationals are qualifications that are designed to develop and extend specialist work-related knowledge and practical skills qualifications in a range of sectors. BTEC
Level 3 Applied Science offers a stimulating and engaging programme for students who would like to pursue a career in science-based industries and organisations. The course will provide students with the opportunity to gain an understanding of the basic principles of science, learning how to undertake a scientific investigation and develop the skills necessary to work in a science laboratory. This course is broadly equivalent to two GCE A levels.
BTEC Nationals require applied learning that brings together knowledge and understanding with practical and technical skills. This is achieved through learners performing vocational tasks that encourage the development of appropriate vocational behaviours and transferable skills. Transferable skills are those such ascommunication,
teamwork, research and analysis, which are valued in both higher education and the workplace.

Course content

The course comprises of 8 units of which 6 are mandatory and 3 are external.
Mandatory units - 83%
External assessed units - 46%
Principals and Applications of Science I
Science Investigation Skills
Principles and Applications of Science II
Internally assessed mandatory units - 37%
Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques
Laboratory Techniques and their Application
Investigative Project
Optional units - 17%
Physiology of Human Body Systems
Human Regulation and Reproduction
Biological Molecules and Matabolic Pathways
Genetics and Genetic Engineering
Diseases and Infections

Future opportunities

This qualification is primarily designed to support progression to applied science and related employment after further study at university. However, it also supports learners progressing directly to employment, as the transferable knowledge, understanding and skills will give learners an advantage when applying for a range of entry-level industry training programmes and/or Higher Apprenticeships in areas such as laboratory technician, industrial technician, medical technician.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 November 2017
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