Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science (BTEC)

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science (BTEC)

Subject Area: Applied Science

Course Overview

The Extended 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; Perceptions of Science, Using Science in the Workplace, Physiology, Biochemistry, Diseases and infections, Genetics and Genetic Engineering, Using Maths in Science, Chemical Periodicity and Organic Chemistry.
You will also be required to complete 30 hours of work experience in the Science industry.
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: TAS43F2

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at grade C including English Language, Maths and Science and a 90 Credit Diploma in 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 to a variety of careers.

Next Steps

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

For all students aged 19+ fees are £2725. Details regarding fee remission and Advanced Learner Loans can be found at www.suffolk.ac.uk/courses/tuition-fees

Additional Costs

£30 for trips