Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science


The course will explore and develop practical skills in the science underpinning modern medicine.

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What are the entry requirements?

Five GCSEs at grade C or above or grades 4/5 or above (including English, science and maths). You will be required to attend an interview.

What subjects will I study?

The course will explore and develop practical skills in the science underpinning modern medicine. There are a wide variety of subjects covered in the course, such as genetics and genetic engineering, the biology of disease and infection, analytical chemical techniques and Human Physiology. Units studied may include: an investigative project, laboratory techniques, contemporary issues in science, principles and applications of science, microbiology, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry and genetics.

Every full-time course will include a real experience of work.

Maths and English form part of this course and will be assessed at the relevant levels.

How will I learn?

Through practical workshops and sessions. In addition, you will undertake assignment work and will be expected to do work in your own time.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and is supported by practical assignments tasks and projects. There are no exams.

What opportunities will this lead to?

You can progress on to a Laboratory Technician (Higher Apprenticeship) or to university to study a number of subjects including the sciences, pharmacy, forensics, nursing, radiography or pathology. These qualifications would lead into jobs such as a biologist, laboratory technician, pharmacist or chemist.

How long is the course?

Full-time over two years.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs.

Can I get more information?

For more information please contact us:
T: 01229 825017
E: info@furness.ac.uk

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