L3 BTEC Certificate in Applied Science, Year 1 Hybrid

Apply now Enquire Now This is a stem subject logo


Park Lane Campus - A Block

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.

More about STEM

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.


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.

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

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

Career Progression

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

Similar Courses

L3 BTEC Extended Certificate in Applied Science, Year 1

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 Extended ...

More info

Applied Science BTEC NQF Foundation Diploma Year 1, Level 3

Get your knowledge down to a science with this useful course that strengthens your technical and transferable skills.More about STEM...

More info

Level 3 Access to HE Diploma: Science

If are returning to education and hope to study science at degree level, this course is for you. You’ll deepen your understanding of biology and...

More info

Course Details


1 year

Study Type

Full time

Start Date


Course Code


Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

Course Facts


This course is designed to be studied as part of a hybrid programme alongside two A Levels

Trips and Opportunities

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

Extra Curriculum

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.

School of Applied Science
Leeds City College
Leeds City College