Applied Science L3 Subsidary Diploma at Visions Learning Trust UTC
Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma – 60 credits
The 60-credit BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma extends the specialist work-related focus of the BTEC
Level 3 Certificate qualification and covers the key knowledge and practical skills required in the appropriate
vocational sector. The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma offers greater flexibility and a choice of emphasis
through the optional units. It is broadly equivalent to one GCE A Level.
The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma offers an engaging programme for those who are clear about the
area of employment that they wish to enter. These learners may wish to extend their programme through
the study of a general qualifications such as GCE AS Levels, additional specialist learning (eg through another
BTEC qualification) or a complementary NVQ. These learning programmes can be developed to allow
learners to study related and complementary qualifications without duplicating of content.
For adult learners, the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma can extend their experience of work in a
particular sector. It may also be a suitable qualification for those wishing to change career or move into a
particular area of employment following a career break.
The predecessor qualification to the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma is the Edexcel Level 3 BTEC
National Award accredited onto the National Qualifications Framework, which has the same equivalences,
overall size and focus as the revised QCF-accredited qualification.
It is strongly recommended that learners starting a Year 12 programme that includes AS and A-level courses achieve at least 3 GCSEs at grade B in addition to the requirements given above.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Visions Learning Trust UTC directly.