Applied Science BTEC Level 3 Certificate/Extended Certificate

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics

What will you be working towards?

Qualification Type National Award (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


These level 3 qualifications offer a practical introduction to science and support progression to further study or employment. Developed in collaboration with schools, colleges and higher education, they help learners develop the fundamental scientific knowledge and practical skills valued by universities and employers.

A variety of assessment types allow learners to apply their knowledge in a practical way. An integrated approach to learning supports a more realistic and relevant qualification for learners.

This course provides an excellent base for students to continue their scientific career into further education. Ideal options for progression include degrees in Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, Nursing, Dental Hygiene and Medicine.


Level 3 Certificate in Applied Science; First Exam June 2018 Units 1,2,3

Level 3 Extended Certificate in Applied Science; First Exam June 2019 Units 1,2,3,4,5,6

Unit 1: Key Concepts in Science
Learners will develop an understanding of key concepts relating to biology, chemistry & physics

Unit 2: Applied Experimental Techniques
Learners will research the background to a number of analytical and experimental techniques in an applied or vocational context.

Unit 3: Science in the Modern World
Learners will analyse and evaluate scientific information to develop critical thinking skills and understand the use of the media to communicate scientific ideas and theories.

Unit 4: The Human Body
Assessment focuses on occupations that require knowledge of the human body, such as sports scientists and dieticians.

Unit 5: Investigating Science
Learners gain the opportunity to undertake the role of a research scientist. Learners may choose one investigation from a list of titles or choose their own.

Unit 6 - Option - choose one from below
- Microbiology
- Medical Physics
- Organic Chemistry

How will it be delivered?

Entry requirements

Students should have a grade B or higher in GCSE Core and Additional Science and a C grade or higher in English and Mathematics.

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