BTEC Certificate in Applied Science

This course offers an exciting alternative to anyone interested in studying science but struggles with exams. The course will develop your understanding of science, giving you an insight into the practical applications of science in the workplace. It will cover aspects of the three main sciences but focuses mainly on biology and chemistry.

What will I study?

There are 2 units in this course which covers the following topics:

  • Fundamentals of science
  • Working in the science industry
  • Scientific investigations
  • Chemical laboratory techniques

How will I be assessed?

Unit 01 assessed externally by Pearson BTEC and Unit 02 assessed by practical coursework which is internally marked and externally moderated.

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs grade A*-C/ 4 - 9 including one science subject.

What next?

This course can lead to BTEC Diploma in Applied science or to a science related job or a higher education (degree-level) course in biological sciences, biology, chemistry, physics, biochemistry, chemical analysis, engineering, meteorology, science journalism, analytical chemistry, biomedical sciences, or dietetics.

It will also provide initial qualifications for vocational routes such as level 3 technicians which is a high demand skilled profession across the country.

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide Full-time Course Guide 2021 Part-Time Autumn Course Guide