Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science

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With Edexcel as the awarding body, the BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science is a qualification equivalent to 3 ‘A2’ levels.

Developed in the areas of Laboratory and Industrial Science, this qualification provides education and training for scientists in a wide range of sectors including quality control, medical laboratory analysis, forensic science, food science, health science and soil analysis.

The course content, alongside the FE environment, experience and qualifications of the lecturers and the opportunity to embark on their own research project is a perfect stepping stone for students hoping to progress to higher education or gain employment in a related area.

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Course Content

With Edexcel as the awarding body, the BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science is a qualification equivalent to 3 ‘A2’ levels.

Developed in the areas of Laboratory and Industrial Science, this qualification provides education and training for scientists in a wide range of sectors including quality control, medical laboratory analysis, forensic science, food science, health science and soil analysis.

The course content, alongside the FE environment, experience and qualifications of the lecturers and the opportunity to embark on their own research project is a perfect stepping stone for students hoping to progress to higher education or gain employment in a related area.

All students will study 9 units in their first year and 9 in their second year. These include (although are subject to change):

  • Fundamentals of Science
  • Human Physiology
  • Microbiological Techniques
  • Energy Changes, Sources and Applications
  • Scientific Practical Techniques
  • Science for Environmental Technicians
  • Working in the Science Industry
  • Chemical Periodicity and its Application
  • Biochemical Techniques
  • Genetics and Genetic Engineering
  • Application of Number for Science Technicians
  • Industrial Applications of Chemical Reactions
  • Scientific Investigation
  • Using Science in the Workplace
  • Industrial Applications of Organic Chemistry
  • Biomedical Science Techniques
  • Electric Circuits and their Industrial Applications
  • Perceptions of Science

Special Features

With 90% of businesses recruiting STEM skilled graduates, now is the time to enrol on a STEM-centred course.

Our BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science (focusing on laboratory and industrial science) will provide you with an equal opportunity to gain entry to hundreds of STEM degrees both locally and on the mainland as your A-Level counterparts.

The starting salary of a job in the STEM sector averages at £23,000 per year - an excellent reason to consider a career in this area.

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