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BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate Applied Science at Selby College

Course description

This two-year course has a vocational emphasis and is equivalent to three ‘A’ Levels, comprising 180 credits. The course reflects aspects of employment within professional science organisations such as quality control laboratories, research and development, biotechnology and the pharmaceutical industry. It also provides a platform for entry on to university science courses. It builds on the knowledge and skills learned at GCSE, extending them to Level 3. The course will enable you to develop practical scientific skills in the context of a variety of scientific investigations. It is particularly suitable if you prefer portfolio-based assessment.

Course content

• Principles and Applications of Science

• Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques

• Science Investigation Skills

• Contemporary Issues in Science

• Perceptions of Science Plus, a selection of specialised Biology, Chemistry and Physics units.

Please note: If you have not achieved a Grade 4 or above in GCSE English and/ or Maths you will be required to continue studying these alongside your college course.

Entry requirements

On successful completion you may go on to university or a range of employment opportunities in the science industry.

Assessment

A combination of coursework/exams.

Future opportunities

On successful completion you may go on to university or a range of employment opportunities in the science industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Selby College directly.

Last updated date: 18 October 2018
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Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Student Services
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01757211048
    • Email address:
    • info@selby.ac.uk

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