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Applied Science BTEC Level 3 Certificate/Diploma at Abbeyfield School

Course description

The course builds on the knowledge gained in BTEC Level 2 Applied Science, adding depth and breadth. It also offers the opportunity to have a more ‘hands on approach’ to studying Science. The units that students undertake are based on real life work and studies, allowing them to develop skills they can take into the workplace.

Course content

- The Level 3 Certificate is a mixture of all three Sciences and comprises two core units and one optional unit.
- The Level 3 Diploma builds on the Level 3 Certificate with the addition of further optional units from a wide choice of subjects which allows students to focus on areas of particular interest.
- Lessons are a mixture of experiment and learning activities (both individual and group work).
- Students are expected to read about topics covered and carry out research to supplement their classroom notes.

The Certificate includes:
Work on cells and their functions, use of microscopes, making up chemical solutions for analytical purposes, energy transfers and types of energy and scientific techniques.

The Diploma includes:
The above plus work from a large number of specialised units, varying from Forensic Science and Microbiology to Using Science in the Workplace, Electricity and many more.

Entry requirements

Merit or above in BTEC Level 2 Applied Science. Able to problem solve. Enjoy working independently and interested in finding out about the use of Science in everyday life.


100% Coursework which is assessed continually throughout the course.

Future opportunities

The BTEC route offers the opportunity to practice and gain a large variety of skills that help students who are wanting to either progress to higher education or go into employment. The BTEC is a brand new course that has been developed to fit with the needs of employers by ensuring that the material studied is as relevant and up to date as possible.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Abbeyfield School directly.

Last updated date: 21 March 2016
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