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Applied Science Level 3 at Seaton Burn College

Course description

BTECs offer practical experience that is often lacking in more traditional routes. You have to undertake a number of units for which you will present evidence, based on real-life work and studies, this allows you to demonstrate your skill and knowledge in practical situations and helps prepare you for the workplace. This is designed to be a two year course as shown below.


In Year 1 you will follow the mandatory units of work: “Fundamentals of Science”, “Working in Science” and “Scientific Practical Techniques”. These provide practical skills and a sound knowledge of procedures of working in a scientific laboratory. Completion of these units will result in a Level 3 Certificate.


There are a wide range of units available in Year 2 ranging from Forensic Science to Environmental Science. Completion of the further optional units will result in a Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma.

Entry requirements

At least 5 GCSE grades A* to C.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Seaton Burn College directly.

Last updated date: 20 June 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years