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Applied Science L3 Subsidary Diploma at Visions Learning Trust UTC

Course description

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.

Entry requirements

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.

Last updated date: 19 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year

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