|Qualification||Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science|
|Age Group(s)||16-18 year olds|
This course is intended for anyone wishing to enter a career in science, and deepens the learner's experience in preparation for the world of work. It is equivalent to 3 'A' levels.
This is a two year full time course.
Students need to complete 12 units (6 in each year), to gain their BTEC National Diploma award. 6 units are core units which all students take. They introduce fundamentals of science, working in the science industry, scientific investigation and practical techniques and perceptions of science.Students will also study a range of other units that include:
- Principles and Applications of Science I
- Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques
- Science Investigation Skills
- Laboratory Techniques and their Applications
- Physiology of Human Body Systems
- Diseases and Infections
Progression could be into employment where professional body examinations or NVQ's may be taken, or students could continue to higher education programmes in this area.
4 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, including English, Maths and Science, or BTEC First Diploma in a related science subject at Merit grade.
(Exceptions to entry requirements onto our level 3 qualifications may be considered)
Exam Board: Edexcel
Continuous portfolio-based assessment covering a variety of scientific investigations.
Materials: £35 towards the cost of textbooks plus visits, etc.
For ages 16-18
Level 1 BTEC Introductory Diploma in Applied Science
Level 2 BTEC First Award in Principles of Applied Science
Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science - Forensic +Criminal Investigation
Doing this course could lead to great job outcomes such as:
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