BTEC Level Three Extended 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?

Extended Certificate, 18 Months, 1 day per week, equivalent to 1 A'level

  • Principles and Applications of Science 1
  • Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques
  • Science Investigation Skills
  • Physiology of Human Body Systems

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

Advanced learner loans are available. If you haven't already achieved a level 3  qualification you may be able to get the tuition fee through adult skills funding, or if you are a business looking to upskill staff you can apply for funding through our ESF funding.

For further details ring 0345 120 0044.

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