BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Applied Science Year 2 NQF- Top Up

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Follow up your foundation course with a top-up diploma in Applied Science - the next step towards your science career.

Course Information

You’ll start thinking like a scientist on this exciting, progression-focused course. You will work on a personal project, using your investigative skills, laboratory techniques and theoretical understanding to create practical work that highlights contemporary scientific issues. This course is equivalent to three A levels.

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Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone in years 11 or 12 looking to take the next step towards a career in science. 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.

Units / Modules

Unit 5: Principles and Applications of Science II

Unit 6: Investigative Project

Unit 7: Contemporary Issues in Science

Unit 9: Human Regulation and Reproduction

Unit19: Practical Chemical Analysis

Unit 21: Medical Physics Applications

Unit 22: Materials Science

Benefits / Skills

  • Conduct your own investigative project on a specific area of interest
  • Apply laboratory techniques to your own practical investigationsLearn and identify contemporary scientific issues
  • Utilise your knowledge of scientific procedures and theories
  • Receive a qualification that’s equivalent to three A levels
  • Study and work in professional laboratories
  • Improve your research, analytical and critical thinking skills

Entry Requirements

A complete Foundation Diploma in Applied Science and five GCSEs at grade 4 including English, maths and science.

Career Progression

Progression may include studying at degree level, or relevant employment.

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Course Details

Duration

1 year

Study Type

Full time

Start Date

12/09/2022

Course Code

74944-01

Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

Course Fee (Adult)

£4,320 plus exam fee of £193   You may be entitled to support with fees. Click here for more info.

Course Facts

History

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
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