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
Certificate in Applied Science.
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 Certificate in Applied Science.More about STEM
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 Extended Certificate that’s equivalent to one A level.
Who is this course for?
Units / Modules
- Unit 1: Principles and Applications of Science I
- Unit 2: Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques
- Unit 3: Science Investigation Skills
- Unit 12: Diseases and Infections
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
- Conduct practical work in professional laboratories
- Improve your analytical, investigative and critical thinking skills
Career ProgressionYou will progress to a second year of study to achieve your Foundation Diploma and overall Level 3 qualification, or start relevant employment.
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Jobs in this sectorLive data from the DoE's LMI API
Biological scientists and biochemistsAverage Salary
2789Jobs in the next 3 years.3%
Physical scientistsAverage Salary
784Jobs in the next 3 years.3%
Natural and social science professionals n.e.c.Average Salary
1179Jobs in the next 3 years.3%
Social and humanities scientistsAverage Salary
439Jobs in the next 3 years.3%
Chemical scientistsAverage Salary
851Jobs in the next 3 years.3%
Laboratory techniciansAverage Salary
621Jobs in the next 3 years.1%
Science, engineering and production technicians n.e.c.Average Salary
306Jobs in the next 3 years.1%
Health professionals n.e.c.Average Salary
2579Jobs in the next 3 years.4%
Environment professionalsAverage Salary
975Jobs in the next 3 years.3%
Health and safety officersAverage Salary
1725Jobs in the next 3 years.3%
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.