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Applied Science BTEC Extended Certificate at Beechwood School

Course description

This course consists of four units, three of which are mandatory units and two of these are externally assessed.

Course content

Compulsory units

Unit 1: Principles and Applications of Science I

Unit 2: Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques

Unit 3: Science Investigation Skills

The final optional units will depend on the interest, ability and demand of the students. Some units that could be studied are:

  • Physiology of Human Systems
  • Human Regulation and Reproduction
  • Microbiology and Microbiological Techniques

Future opportunities

The requirements of the qualification will mean that learners develop the transferable and higher order skills which are valued by higher education providers and employers. For example, when studying Unit 3: Science Investigation Skills, learners will develop skills including how to plan investigations, collecting, analysing, and presenting data and communicating results which support some of the skills learners need to progress to higher education, employment, self-employment or training.

The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as contributing to meeting admission requirements for many courses if taken alongside other qualifications as part of a two-year programme of learning, including, but not exclusively, those which are Science-related.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years