Applied Science BTEC NQF Top-up Extended Diploma Year 2 Level 3

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Break through barriers and start your science career with our Applied Science Top-up Extended Diploma. With this progression-focused course will apply your investigation skills and laboratory techniques to your personal project. You’ll blend practical laboratory work with theoretical understanding and will evaluate and support your findings.


Who is this course for?

If you’re in year 11 or 12 and are looking to take the next steps towards your career these courses are for you. Our vast selection of vocational courses span a range of subjects and combine academic study with practical skills. Study in industry standard facilities and use our industry links to prepare for progression.

Benefits / Skills

  • Apply laboratory techniques to your own practical investigations.
  • Conduct your own investigative project to explore an area of interest
  • Identify the contemporary issues in science.
  • Utilise your knowledge of scientific procedures and techniques.
  • Entry Requirements

    A complete foundation diploma and five GCSEs at grade 4 including English, maths, and science.

    Career Progression

    Progression may include degree level study or relevant employment.

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    Course Details


    1 year

    Study Type

    Full time

    Start Date


    Course Code


    Course Fee (16-18)

    No fee

    Course Facts


    A qualification in science can lead to a whole host of opportunities in health-related industries, the pharmaceutical industry, land-based industries, environmental work, and sport and fitness.

    Labour Market

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

    Student Testimonial

    “The Applied Science course was hard work but gave me a great sense of achievement.” - Tafadzwa Mumbanha Applied Science
    School of Applied Science
    Leeds City College
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