This course is perfect if you would like a career in a science-related field, and want to take your studies further, perhaps onto a degree.
If you have completed the one-year Foundation Diploma in Applied Science, equivalent to 1.5 A Levels, you can move onto the Extended Diploma to gain the full three A Level-equivalent.
You’ll learn a full range of scientific principles across key areas such as biology, chemistry and physics. You’ll also do science-based fieldwork and practical laboratory experiments.
In year 2 you will be able to select one of three options: Applied Science, Biomedical Science or Analytical and Forensic Science, tailored to meet career or university goals.
You can expect a professional study environment in well-equipped laboratories, and experienced tutors. You’ll carry out experiments and practical and theory-based assignments as well as exams.
You’ll also find out about career opportunities and get expert advice on next steps.
Maid Marian Way
Start: 4th September 2019
Course code: C000085 / Q002671
Pearson BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma/Extended Diploma in Applied Science
You’ll need 5 GCSEs at grade 9–4 (A*–C), including English Language and maths – both of these must be grade 9–4 (A*–C) or Functional Skills Level 2 in English and maths. You will need to have all three sciences at GCSE grade 9–4 (A*-C), double science, or a relevant Level 2 vocational qualification at Merit or above with English and maths GCSE grades 9–4 (A*–C).
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A combination of externally assessed exams and portfolio building.
Choose to follow with a degree-level course in an industrial or science-based subject, to help you move into further scientific research or laboratory work, or a career in medicine, chemistry, biochemistry or microbiology, natural sciences or forensics, for example.
Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, check out our Financial Help page for information on fees and funding!
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