Applied Science (Hybrid)

BTEC Certificate , Level 3
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Did you know!

  • This course is designed to be studied as part of a hybrid programme alongside two A Levels
  • By 2024, the science, engineering and production technician sector in Leeds is predicted to grow by 2.3%. (EMSI, 2019)
  • 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.

Course Information


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.

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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.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for students who want to keep studying all three sciences alongside two other A Level qualifications. It is 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.

Course units/modules

Unit 1: Principles and Applications of Science I

Unit 2: Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques

Benefits and 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

Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English, Maths and Science.

Available Apprenticeships and Progression options

You can progress to a second year of study to achieve your Extended Certificate and overall Level 3 qualification, equivalent to 1 A Level.

Course details

Duration: 1 year
Start Date: 09/09/2024
Fees (16-18): No fee
Study Type: Full time
Course Code: 74951-01

Please note that for all courses starting on 9th September, there will be an induction week, WC 2nd September.

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