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Applied/Biomedical/Analytical and Forensic Science (Level 3 BTEC Foundation/Extended Diploma) - Full-time

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Course outline

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.

How to apply for this course

It is no longer possible to start this course this academic year.

You will be able to apply for September 2021 soon.

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Location Date
Location to be confirmed
Due to the COVID-19 crisis this course will start at another college campus and may move to the City Hub later in the year.

Start: 7th September 2020

Course code: C000085 / Q002671

Qualification

Pearson BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma/Extended Diploma in Applied Science

Duration

2 years

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

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) 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).

Assessment

A combination of externally assessed exams and portfolio building.

Progression

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.

Additional information

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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