Applied Science Level 3
Equivalent to three A Levels, this course will give you the knowledge, understanding and skills you need for progressing on to a science-based degree or starting a career in a range of scientific fields, including biomedical, chemical engineering or forensic analysis.
This course develops your understanding of scientific theory and skills, coupled with experimental techniques that help you to be successful in either employment or at
university. Throughout the course you will have the opportunity to perform a variety of biology and chemistry experimental work as well as learning how to work safely within a laboratory environment, using Maths and statistics to analyse experimental data.
Optional units include looking at the use of radiation in diagnostic testing or the collection and analysis of forensic evidence from crime scenes. Many of our past
students have successfully gone on to study a wide range of science degrees at university from biomedical science to midwifery or secured apprenticeships in local scientific laboratories.
What does this subject include?
Course Content Topics you will cover include: • Genetics & Genetic Engineering • Applications of Organic Chemistry • Contemporary Issues in Science • Biomedical Science • Medical Physics Applications • Forensic Evidence, Collection & Analysis Assessment is continuous and industry-related, with assignments, tests, projects and practical work. You will sit one examination each year, with the rest of the course being assessed via practical work and coursework. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level.
What is the structure of the course?
Progression Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria. Study options may include: • Higher National Certificate/Diploma in Applied Biology or Applied Chemistry • A range of university degrees, including nursing, midwifery, forensic science and others. Employment options may include: • Laboratory technician • Crime scene analyst You may also like.... • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management Course Costs Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course. There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs and you can find out more about these on page 14. Aged 16-18 years There are no tuition or examination fees Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course) Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please telephone 01691 688029 to speak to somebody who will be able to help.