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BTEC Applied Science Level 3 Certificate at The National CofE Academy

Course description

Year 12 BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Applied Science (QCF)

Unit 1 Fundamentals of Science

  • Be able to use the necessary skills to measure quantities for chemical reactions
  • Be able to use the correct equipment to identify structures and  functions in different types of cells
  • Be able to investigate different types of energy and their transfer
  • Be able to communicate scientific information

Unit 2 Working in the Science Industry

  • Know how procedures are followed and communicated in the scientific workplace
  • Be able to design a scientific laboratory
  • Know about laboratory information management  systems
  • Be able to demonstrate safe working practices in the scientific workplace


Unit 4 Scientific practical techniques

  • Be able to use analytical techniques
  • Be able to use scientific techniques to separate and assess purity if substances
  • Be able to use instruments/sensors for scientific investigations

Course content

See above


Assessment based.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The National CofE Academy directly.

Last updated date: 21 July 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year