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Applied Science Level 3 Extended Certificate at Ashfield School

Course description

This course is perfectly suited to anyone who wishes to get a general overview of how science fits into the modern world, and it will prepares the learner for higher level study or a career in the applied science sector. Studying Applied Science will enable you to develop a knowledge and understanding of basic scientific principles, as well as those scientific practical skills recognised by higher education institutions and employers. The qualification also offers you an opportunity to develop transferable skills such as problem solving, research and communication.

Course content

Year 1

Unit 1 Key concepts in science

Unit 2 Applied experimental techniques

Unit 3 Science in the modern world

Year 2

Unit 4 The human body

Unit 5 Investigating science

Unit 6 Medical Physics

Entry requirements

Minimum grade of 5 5 from GCSE Science plus grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics or minimum grade of PASS at BTEC First Extended Certificate Science plus grade 5 in GCSE Mathematics.

Future opportunities

This particular applied science qualification provides the underpinning knowledge and understanding for students wishing to study science at a higher level, and for those wishing to enter the applied science sector. This qualification is also useful for those wishing to enter nursing, sport science or most science-based industries.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years