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Science (Applied) - BTEC Level 3 at Ashton Community Science College

Course description

This course consists of a combination of mandatory and optional units each with a credit value.  For the Certificate you must complete the mandatory units worth 30 credits.  For the Subsidiary Diploma you must complete the mandatory units plus optional units to give a total of 60 credits.  For the Diploma you must complete the mandatory units plus optional units to give a total of 120 credits.  For the Extended Diploma you must complete the mandatory units plus optional units to give a total of 180 credits.

Course content

  • Fundamentals of Science
  • Working in the Science Industry
  • Scientific Investigations
  • Scientific practical Techniques
  • Perceptions of Science
  • Using Mathematical Tools for Science
  • Using Statistics for Science
  • Physiology of Human Body Systems
  • Biochemistry and Biochemical Techniques
  • Using Science in the Workplace
  • Microbiological Techniques
  • Genetics and Genetic Engineering
  • Medical Physics Techniques
  • Chemical Laboratory Techniques
  • Criminology
  • Forensic Evidence Collection and Analysis

Future opportunities

A BTEC Level 3 National Applied Science qualification can lead into a wide variety of careers, such as forensic scientist, drug researcher, medical physics technician, science technician and many more.  More and more employers are looking for well-qualified people to work within the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). It even opens up the opportunity to continue your studies and to take BTEC Level 4 HNCs and Level 5 HNDs. The Level 3 BTEC course can even allow you to go on to Degree Studies at University.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ashton Community Science College directly.

Last updated date: 14 April 2015
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