Applied Science BTEC Extended Certificate/National Diploma

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Applied Science
Code THS8
Qualification Type National Extended Certificate (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Part Time


Applied Science is designed to support you through practical science, investigative research and also exams to develop your thinking and application skills in science. In applied science, learners will continue to enjoy a stimulating course of study and develop the skills and attributes that will enable them to progress.  


BTEC Extended Certificate (2 year course) Equivalent in size to one A Level.

Unit 1: Principles and Applications of Science

Unit 2: Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques

Unit 3: Science Investigation skills

Unit 4: Optional unit. 

How will it be delivered?

This BTEC Extended Certificate qualification is equivalent in size to 1 A level and has been designed as part of a two year programme. 

Entry requirements

To be accepted onto the course a student should have at least 5 GCSE's at grade 4 or above.  Strong essay writing skills are essential and whilst it is not an absolute requirement, most students would be expected to have a GCSE of at least a grade 4 in English Language. 

Analytical and mathematical skills are very useful in applied science and we would expect students to have a grade 5 or higher in maths.

You will also need to have the ability to complete written assignments in a professional manner and the desire to work hard, meet deadlines and achieve.  

Your next steps...

The qualification carries UCAS point and is recognised by higher education providers, as contributing to admission requirements to many relevant applied science courses and many others where the analysis skills and report writing skills are valued.

Career opportunities and pathways include nursing, midwifery, a range of health care professions, teaching, police, government agencies etc.