BTEC Level 3 National Ext Diploma in Applied Science

  • Course type: BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma
  • Awarding/exam body: Edexcel


BTEC Applied Science 002


Unit 1: Principles and Application of Science I – externally assessed

Unit 2: Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques

Unit 3: Science Investigation Skills – externally assessed

Unit 4: Laboratory Techniques and their Application

Unit 6: Investigative Project

Unit 8: Physiology of Human Body Systems


Unit 5: Principles and Application of Science – externally assessed

Unit 7: Contemporary Issues in Science – externally assessed

Unit 9: Human Regulation and Reproduction

Unit 12: Diseases and Infections

Unit 14: Applications of Organic Chemistry

Unit 19: Practical Chemical Analysis

Unit 21: Medical Physics Applications

  • Course assessment...

    The assessment will include both internal and external examinations. There are two external examinations per year, each assessment being taken under specified conditions, then marked by Pearson and a grade awarded. Learners must achieve all external units at pass grade or above. External assessments are available twice a year and learners can have only one resit attempt during the programme.

  • This course can lead to...

    This qualification will enable you to progress to a wide range of degree courses including: Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry, Pharmacy, Radiology, Dental Technology, Physiotherapy, Midwifery, Nursing and Sports Science. Alternatively, it can lead to direct employment in a science-related area, such as laboratory work.


    PLEASE NOTE: If you wish to become a doctor, veterinary surgeon or dentist you will be required to complete an additional access/foundation course organised by the accepting medical school.

  • Entry requirements...

    In addition to our Programme Entry Requirements, applicants must also meet specific Course Entry Requirements:
    Grade C in Core Science, Grade C in Additional Science and Grade C in Maths OR
    BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Science with Merit and Grade C in Maths

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