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BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Science at Claremont High School Academy

Course description

BTEC qualifications are designed to provide highly specialist work-related qualifications in a range of vocational sectors.

You will complete assignments based on scientific job-related scenarios, for example working as a scientific researcher or producing material for public information in the science industry. In the first year of study you will need to complete all 7 units and then go on to complete 6 optional units in your second year, successful completion of which will result in achievement of the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Science which is equivalent to two A-Levels.

Units studied are as follows:

  • Mandatory Units
  • Fundamentals of science (10 credits)
  • Working in the science industry (10 credits)
  • Scientific investigation (10 credits)
  • Scientific practical techniques (10 credits)
  • Perceptions in science (10 credits)
  • Using mathematical tools for science (5 credits)
  • Mathematical calculations in science (5 credits)

Optional Units (subject to change)

  • Physiology of human body systems (10 credits)
  • Biochemistry biochemical techniques (10 credits)
  • Forensic evidence collection and data (10 credits)
  • Criminology (10 credits)
  • Genetics and genetic engineering (10 credits)
  • Chemical periodicity and its applications (10 credits)

BTEC Applied Science gives students a good grounding to go straight on in to laboratory based employment such as Lab Technicians, or to advance into further study, and is particularly suitable for progression onto vocational, science based degree programmes such as Nursing or Applied Science. Equally the BTEC subsidiary Diploma is suitable for progression onto a range of higher programmes when combined with other A-Levels or equivalent. The majority of universities accept this qualification in their entry requirements into a wide range of science courses.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs A*-C including English, Maths and Science. Pupils doing BTEC Level 2 Science at KS4 need a distinction (plus internal baseline assessment to be carried out at beginning of course).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Claremont High School Academy directly.

Last updated date: 18 March 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years