L3 BTEC Certificate in Applied Science, Year 1

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Ready to take the first step towards completing a Level 3 qualification? You’ll be in your element as you study and earn your National Certificate in Applied Science.

Course Information

Get ready to put scientific theories into practice as you study biology, chemistry and physics in our practical state-of-the-art laboratories. You’ll explore specific areas of science such as diseases, physiology, genetics, astronomy, and more. You’ll also strengthen your application of organic and inorganic chemistry, develop practical and experimental techniques, and build up your analytical and research abilities. At the end of this course, you’ll walk away with a National Certificate that’s equivalent to half an A level.

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Who is this course for?

Those that don’t have a qualification in GCSE science and are looking to take the next step towards a career in science. They are particularly ideal for individuals who want to combine academic study with practical skills, study in professional-standard facilities and take advantage of our industry links.

Units / Modules

Unit 1: Principles and Applications of Science I

Unit 2: Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques

Benefits / Skills

  • Analyse and identify contemporary scientific issues
  • Gain knowledge of applications of organic and inorganic chemistry
  • Study specialist areas such as diseases, astronomy, genetics and biological modules
  • Gain an understanding of the physiology of human body systems
  • Conduct practical work in professional laboratories
  • Improve your analytical, investigative and critical thinking skills

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English or maths. English and maths will be built into your course if your grades are below 4.

Career Progression

You can progress to a second year of study to achieve your Extended Certificate and overall Level 3 qualification, or start relevant employment.

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Course Details

Duration

1 year

Study Type

Full time

Start Date

12/09/2022

Course Code

74951-01

Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

Course Facts

Facilities

You can still study this course if your English or maths grades are below 4 - these subjects will be built into your course instead.

Trips and Opportunities

By 2024, the science, engineering and production technician sector in Leeds is predicted to grow by 2.3%. (EMSI, 2019)

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