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Applied Science BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Wigan & Leigh College

Course description

This is a practical, work-related course delivering the skills and knowledge to enable you to perform a specialist scientific role in industry, commerce and science-related employment. It is an assignment-based course covering three key areas (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) with emphasis on the work of scientists and technicians.

Course content

The core units are: principles and applications of science, practical scientific procedures and techniques, science investigation skills, and an investigative project. There are a further 6 specialist units which are selected from a bank of applied science units in the main scientific fields. This enables you to study particular areas of science in greater depth and to focus on key applications.

Entry requirements


A minimum of 5 A*-C/ 9-4 GCSE subjects or equivalent including maths or English and science


Assessment will be through assignments, coursework, projects and external exams.

Financial information

Courses are free for 16-19 year olds. For further information contact our Student Services team on 01942 761609.

Future opportunities

.The course will enable you to enter laboratory based employment or to study for higher level qualifications in science including those offered at our University Centre.

Further information

The course is equivalent to 3 A Levels. You will receive support from a well qualified, experienced and enthusiastic team of professional staff.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 23 October 2017

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