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. On successful completion of 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 3 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/Biomedical/Analytical and Forensic Science, tailored to meet career/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.
Aged 19 or over?
If you don't already hold a Level 3 qualification (equivalent to at least two A Levels, or a Level 3 vocational qualification), you may be able to study this course fully funded!
The Government’s new National Skills Fund programme has created new opportunities for adults, aged 19 and over, to access fully funded full-time learning.
For more information, view our Funded Courses for Over 19s page.
If you are aged 16-18 without having achieved a Level 3 qualification, you will also be eligible for full funding.
111 Canal Street
Start: Monday 4th September 2023
Course code: C000085 / Q002671
Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Applied Science
You’ll need 5 GCSEs at grades 9–4 (A*–C), including English Language and Maths – both of these must be grades 9–4 (A*–C). 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).
This course is for students aged 16-18.
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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 an EU/EEA or Swiss National, please visit our EU Settled Status scheme page for more information.