Applied Science BTEC QCF Subsidiary Diploma Year 1 Level 3

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Be in your element with this first step in completing a full level 3 diploma. You’ll put your theories into practice in our practical laboratories where you’ll study biology, chemistry and physics. You’ll discover more about specific areas of science such as diseases, physiology, genetics, astronomy, and more.


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

  • Analyse and identify contemporary issues in science.
  • Develop knowledge of applications of organic and inorganic chemistry.
  • Gain knowledge of diseases, astronomy, and biological molecules.
  • Understand the physiology of human body systems.
  • Entry Requirements

    Four GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English or maths.

    Career Progression

    Further study to gain an overall diploma qualification, or relevant employment.

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    Course Details


    2 years

    Study Type

    Full time

    Start Date


    Course Code


    Course Fee (16-18)

    No fee

    Course Facts


    English and maths will be built into your course if your grades are below 4.

    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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