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Applied Science BTEC Subsidiary Diploma at Holy Family Catholic School

Course description

Skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) are vital to meet the needs of employers across the economy and in a variety of job roles. Students who gain good STEM qualifications are more likely to gain employment and a career that’s rewarded at a level higher than average. The BTEC in Applied Science is designed to sharpen students STEM skills.

Course content

Compulsory Units:

Unit 1 Fundamentals of Science (Mandatory Unit),

Unit 2 Scientific Practical Techniques (Mandatory Unit),

Unit 3 Working in the Science Industry,

Unit 4 Electrical circuits and their application,

Unit 5 Physiology of Human Body Systems,

Unit 6 Genetics and Genetic Engineering.

Optional Units include: Above are examples of some of the options available to be confirmed later, these may change each year.

Entry requirements

GCSE Average: 4.2, GCSE C in Maths, GCSE C in English Language and GCSE C in Core Science


All units are centre assessed and externally moderated by BTEC. There are no formal examinations, but students will have to submit completed units by specified deadlines. 

Future opportunities

This course can lead you to employment or on to an Apprenticeship in the Science and Technology sectors, or onto a Degree or Foundation Degree at University. It provides practical skills that will appeal to employers in fields such as: Healthcare, Nursing, Biochemical Sciences, Engineering and many more.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Holy Family Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 06 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years