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Applied Science - BTEC Level 3 at The Forest Academy

Course description

This course consists of 8 units equivalent to 2 A-levels delivered over 720 Guided Learning Hours (GLH). There is a combination of internally and externally assessed units which include:


1 Principles and Applications of Science (Externally Assessed Exam)

2 Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques (Internally Assessed Coursework)

3 Science Investigation Skills (External Assessed Practical Coursework)

4 Laboratory Techniques and their Application (Internally Assessed Coursework)

5 Principles and Applications of Science II (Externally Assessed Exam)

6 Investigative Project (Internally Assessed Coursework)


15 Electrical Circuits and their Application (Internally Assessed Coursework)

11: Genetics and Genetic Engineering (Internally Assessed Coursework)

Future opportunities

A BTEC Diploma in Applied Science will enable you to progress towards many degree courses including radiography, nursing, sports studies, applied science, medical sciences, pharmacology, dental technology, and foundation courses in pharmacy/optometry if coupled with Maths. Alternatively, this qualification can also lead to direct employment in a Sciencerelated area such as laboratory work. The Diploma will earn you UCAS points in the same way that A Levels do. (Please note that this course is NOT appropriate if you wish to become a doctor, veterinary surgeon, or dentist.)

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 22 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September