Human Biology Extended Certificate

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics

What will you be working towards?

Code GA002
Qualification Type National Extended Certificate (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


The Level 3 extended certificate is equivalent to

1 a level

Course aims: development of your knowledge and understanding, as well as essential practical and research skills relevant in applied human biology and health science areas


Units – 3 mandatory units, 1 optional unit

Assessed coursework – 2 external assessments, 2 pieces of assessed coursework

Mandatory units

1 Principles of Applied Human Biology

2 Practical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

How will it be delivered?

Assessed coursework – 2 external assessments, 2 pieces of assessed coursework.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements:

5x GCSE grades 9-4

A grade 5 in English, Math and 5-5 in science is required .


Using critical thinking, approaching non-routine problems applying expert and creative solutions, using systems and technology. Communicating, working collaboratively, negotiating and influencing, self-presentation. Self-management, adaptability and resilience, self-monitoring and development .

Personal attributes:

Independent research skills, organized, attention to detail, self-disciplined, analytical, able to produce high quality coursework.


Biology, Human Biology, Health Science

Nursing, Midwifery, Allied Health Sciences including Life Sciences, Clinical Biomedical Sciences and Physiological Sciences.

Combination of academic and work-based learning.

Your next steps...


Huge variety of science and non-science related professions

NHS, veterinary nursing, lab technician, health care industry.


Degrees in a diverse range of subjects for example, Biology, Teaching, Nursing, Psychology, Biomedical Sciences and Animal Sciences.

Higher Apprenticeships:

This course is ideal for students thinking of applying for apprenticeship or employment in the STEM industries or NHS.