Applied Science

BTEC Level 3

REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE

  • It offers an exciting look at science through applications rather than theory.
  • More time to conduct in-depth practical work and your own research.
  • Learning methods include completing assignments, case studies and projects based on workplace situations.
  • You will learn about demands and legislation that exist in the workplace.
  • You will develop independence as a learner and obtain transferrable skills in preparation for a career or higher level study.

 

WHAT YOU WILL STUDY

Up to six mandatory units: Principles and Applications of Science I and II, Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques, Science Investigation Skills, Laboratory Techniques and their Application and Investigative Project. Up to two optional units: Diseases and Infections and Applications of Organic Chemistry. Both courses are delivered over two years.

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HOW YOU WILL BE ASSESSED

Practical work, projects, assignments and externally assessed examinations. This approach may appeal to those who prefer a mix of portfolio-based and exam assessment.

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PROGRESSION

Full-time degree courses, apprenticeship or employment. BTEC  Diplomas can provide access to work in hospitals, education, quality control, testing and environmental science laboratories.