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Applied Science (QCF) Level 3 (Medical) BTEC Extended Diploma at College of North West London (FE)

Course description

This course is designed to provide highly specialist work-related qualifications in a range of vocational sectors. It gives you the knowledge, understanding and skills that you need to prepare for employment, and provides career development opportunities for you if you are already in work. It is equivalent to 3 GCE A levels and is highly valued by universities, further education colleges and employers.

Course content

The course covers the units listed below and is equal to 180 credits. Mandatory units: Fundamentals of Science, Working in the Science Industry, Scientific Investigations, Scientific Practical Techniques, Perceptions of Science, and Using Mathematical Tools in Science. Optional units: Mathematical Calculations for Science, Using Science in the Workplace, Physiology of Human Body Systems, Physiology of Human Regulation and Reproduction, Biochemistry and Biochemical Techniques, Electrical Circuits and their Industrial Applications, Practical Chemical Analysis, Medical Physics Techniques, Biomedical Science Techniques, Physiological Investigations, Clinical Psychology, and Diseases and Infections.

Entry requirements

You will need English and Maths skills at Level 2. If you do not have evidence of your English and Maths levels you will be given an online English and Maths assessment after you submit your application. You may also be asked to complete a piece of free writing or a vocational assessment. If you meet the entry requirements you will then be offered an interview with a tutor to discuss the course.


All units of the course will be internally assessed through assignments. You will be assessed using a variety of assessment methods, including case studies, assignments, work-based assessments and projects. Work is graded as Pass, Merit or Distinction for each unit. The grades are then averaged to get the final overall grade. You must achieve 180 credits to pass the course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact College of North West London (FE) directly.

Last updated date: 04 March 2016
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