Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Applied Science (BTEC) (For students aged 16-17)

Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Applied Science (BTEC) (For students aged 16-17)

Subject Area: Applied Science

Course Overview

The 90 Credit Diploma in Applied Science is highly rewarding and provides a good alternative to Science AS/A2 Level. It encompasses all three science disciplines; is equivalent to three A Levels and is a valid progression route to university.

This qualification consists of studying eighteen units and is taught with an emphasis on laboratory-based practical assignments, supported by self-study, presentations, group work, discussion and educational visits.

You will be encouraged to complete work experience in a scientific role and we will visit places of work to prepare you for your chosen career path. The core units include; Fundamentals of Science; Working in the Science Industry; Scientific Investigation; Medical Physics Techniques and Chemical Laboratory Techniques. It is essential that students have the ability to meet deadlines.

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  • Start Date: Sep, 2016
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course Code: TAS43F0

Entry Requirements

GCSEs at Grade C including English Language, Maths and Science


Course Highlights

Do you really enjoy science but don’t want to do A Levels? If you enjoy learning by doing experiments, going on visits to laboratories and industrial plants and attending exciting talks by experts and working scientists, then this study programme is for you. There is a large range of units available which could lead a variety of careers.

Next Steps

Students who complete this study programme may progress on to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science or on to Higher Education (with significant UCAS points).

Students can progress into Higher Education in subjects such as Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering and Pharmacology. Students aspiring to do Medicine or Dentistry should follow the A level route. Alternatively, students may choose to enter into employment within science organisations which could include science technicians in hospitals or production plants, research work, and work in chemistry or biotechnology fields.

Tuition Costs

No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2016


Additional Costs

£30 for trips

Isra Modawi - BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Applied Science

I would definitely recommend this course, particularly for people who don’t want to do A-levels.

There is such a variety of learning in the course, which means you can go on to study a number of different things at degree level after.

I wasn’t sure what science I wanted to go on to study but the course helped me make my mind up. Now I am going to Middlesex to study biomedical science – and I am really looking forward to it.