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Science (Applied) BTEC Level 3 Diploma at Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich

Course description

The Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Applied Science is a 120-Credit qualification that consists of six Mandatory units:

  • Fundamentals of Science
  • Working in the Science Industry
  • Scientific Investigations
  • Scientific Practical Techniques
  • Perceptions of Science
  • Using Mathematical Tools in Science

In addition, optional units contribute to a combined total of 120 Credits (where at least 90 Credits must be at Level 3 or above).

Entry requirements

Students are required a Merit grade in Level 2 Applied Science or a grade C Science GCSE.


The assignments will be internally assessed and externally moderated. All assignments need to be completed, in order for grades of Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*; to be achieved. All Level 3 programmes are also externally standards verified (SV) annually.

Future opportunities

Due to demand from employers and following discussions with the Sector Skills Council for the Chemical, Nuclear, Oil, Gas, Petroleum and Polymer Industry, six new  optional BTEC Polymers units and three BTEC Metals units (from the BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Engineering) have been added to the BTEC Level 3 Nationals in Applied Science qualification. So, even more optional units are available, providing flexibility in designing programmes which specifically meet the needs of pupils. These units are desirable for apprentices, technicians and for the progress of learners.

Scientists work in industry, the health service, government establishments and educational institutions. Fields of work include research and development and scientific analysis. There are job opportunities in almost every industry, from food and drink to pharmaceuticals. The BTEC Level 3 National Awards, Certificates and Diplomas in Applied Science offer the opportunity to specialise in a variety of areas.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich directly.

Last updated date: 03 June 2015

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