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Science BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College

Course description

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.

Course content

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

Entry requirements

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%

Financial information

This course is free to students aged 16-19 years old

Future opportunities

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.

Further information

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.

Last updated date: 04 October 2016
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      Are you a budding young scientist? Get the best preparation for university by studying in our Science Centre. Strengthen your learning through practical experiments and university style lecturing that will enhance your knowledge of the sciences before moving on to study in Higher Education or employment. Located right on the doorstep of the Sixth Form College, the new centre is built on the University Quarter partnership and offers new and exciting ways of learning, access to state-of-the-art facilities and seamless progression through scientific education for people in the region.