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BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Applied Science Level 3 Year 1 at Canterbury College

Course description

This course will develop your understanding of science, giving you an insight into the practical applications of science in the workplace. It will cover aspects of the three main sciences, but focuses more on biology and chemistry. This course is equivalent to three A Levels.

Course content

You will learn a wide range of skills and knowledge related to medical professions. This includes fundamentals of science, working in the science industry, scientific investigations, scientific practical techniques, perceptions of science, and using mathematical tools in science. You may also study genetics and genetic engineering, human physiology, chemical laboratory techniques, electric circuits, human regulation and reproduction, and biochemistry techniques.

Entry requirements

4 Cs or 4s including Level 5 English, maths and science or a relevant full Level 2.


You will do a mix of practical coursework, presentations and assignments, and put together a portfolio of your work with exams in fundamental aspects of science.

Future opportunities

This can lead to a science-related job or a Higher Education (degree-level) course in Biological Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Biochemistry, Chemical Analysis, Engineering, Meteorology, Science Journalism, Analytical Chemistry, Biomedical Sciences, or Dietetics.

Further information

Please note that for applications for the 19/20 academic year the EKC Group is using a new online system and you will be required to register and track your application using this system. You will receive an e-mail informing you of this and what to do next. You will be using the EKC Enterprise platform. Please go to for further information about this process.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 05 February 2019
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Course code: C02000/1/2-36
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  • Number of planned places: 20

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