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Applied Science Level 3 BTEC Extended Certificate | Furness College
Applied Science Level 3 BTEC Extended Certificate

Applied Science Level 3 BTEC Extended Certificate

Course Content

The course will explore and develop practical skills in science underpinning biological and chemical analysis. There are a wide variety of subjects covered in the course, targeted both at progression into scientific industries and to higher education. Examples include: analytical chemical techniques, human physiology, properties and applications of waves, organic chemistry, microbiology and science investigation skills. The course is assessed both through single unit exams, assessed practicals/tasks and coursework, making this a good option for students who prefer a variety of assessment techniques rather than large terminal exams.

What subjects will I study?

The course will explore science theory in biology, chemistry and physics and develop practical skills needed for progression in higher education or industry. There are a wide variety of subjects covered in the course, targeted both at progression into scientific industries and to higher education. Examples include: analytical chemical techniques, human physiology, properties and applications of waves, industrial chemistry, and science investigation skills. The course is assessed through single unit exams, assessed practicals/tasks and coursework, making this a good option for students who prefer a variety of assessment techniques rather than large terminal exams.
At the end of the first year students complete the L3 Certificate in Applied Science, which is a the UCAS equivalent of an AS level or 0.5 A Levels. In the second year the units are taught to complete the L3 Extended Certificate in Applied Science, which is the UCAS equivalent of one full A Level.

Entry Requirements

What are the entry requirements?

To study BTec L3 Applied Science, you will need to achieve 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or better, including English and Maths, in GCSE science qualifications;
you must also meet the general entry requirements.

Progression

What opportunities will this lead to?

On completion of this course you will achieve a qualification which is equivalent to one A Level on the Extended Certificate or three full A Levels on the Extended Diploma. You can progress into any relevant scientific industry or a higher level of study. You could also choose to study a number of subjects at university including: the sciences, pharmacy, forensics, nursing, radiography, pathology and many more.

On completion of this course you will achieve a qualification which is equivalent to one A Level on the Extended Certificate or three full A Levels on the Extended Diploma. You can progress into any relevant scientific industry or a higher level of study. You could also choose to study a number of subjects at university including: the sciences, pharmacy, forensics, nursing, radiography, pathology and many more.
The skills gained on this course have also led to students successfully progressing into project management higher apprenticeships and a wide range of non-science related degrees since this is seen as an “enabling subject.”

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Student Profile
Caroline Baynes

Caroline Baynes is planning to study Biomedical Science at Keele University after gaining a BTEC in Applied Science. She said: “I’m happy with my results. There are lots of great opportunities ahead for me and my twin Megan.”


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