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BTEC Extended Certificate in Applied Science at Altrincham College

Course description

This course allows progression into laboratory-based science careers.

Course content

3 Mandatory Units:

Principles and Applications of Science

Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques

Science Investigation Skills

1 Optional Unit From:

Physiology of Human Body Systems

Biological Molecules and Metabolic Pathways

Applications of Inorganic Chemistry

Electrical Circuits and their Application

Entry requirements

Five or more A*-C Grades at GCSE including English Language, Maths and Science


This course will assess learner's knowledge and skills through internally and externally assessed units.

The course is graded Distinction *, Distinction, Merit and Pass.

The final grade is equivalent to 1 A Level.

Future opportunities

Nursing, Sporst Psychology, Sport and Exercise Science and Environmental Science

Further information

Suitable applicants must be self motivated, hard working, committed, have excellent attendance and a genuine interest in science.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 October 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years