Science BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College
Considering a career in biomedical pharmacology or forensics? This vocational course allows you to tailor your education to your chosen career. You Study in our university standard Science Centre and complete an exciting range of practical experiments. The technical skills and knowledge you will gain can be applied to a wide range of careers within the science sector and can lead to a number of higher education routes.
Topics you will study:
• Fundamentals of Science
• Working in the Science Industry
• Scientific Practical Techniques
• Perceptions of Science
• Application of Numbers
• Mathematics for Science Technicians
• Using Science in the Workplace
• Physiology of Human Body Systems
• Biochemical Techniques
• Energy Changes, Sources and Applications
• Electrical Circuits and their Industrial Applications
• Genetics and Genetic Engineering
• Practical Chemical Analysis
• Medical Physics Techniques
• Chemical Laboratory Techniques
• Industrial Applications of Organic Chemistry
Four GCSEs grade A-C, preferably including Maths and English. This is a guideline rather than a requirement and the college will create a programme most suitable for you as an individual.
Awarding Body: Edexcel
Assessment: Coursework 100%
Results 2016: 100%
This course is free to students aged 16-19 years old
A BTEC develops learners’ skills and understanding of work within a vocational context and offers direct progression on to BTEC Higher National programmes, Foundation Degree Programmes and First Degree Programmes. BTEC Nationals are recognised by higher education institutions and attract UCAS points.
If your plan is to go straight into employment, you could work in a research laboratory, a quality control laboratory, a hospital laboratory, a materials testing laboratory, a forensic science laboratory, a laboratory within an educational establishment or an environmental science laboratory.
To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Careers Personal Adviser in school or speak to your teachers. Attend a college Open Evening and chat to our teaching staff, college careers staff and Liaison Team
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College directly.