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.
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Applied Science
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
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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.
Aged 16-18 years
There are no tuition or examination fees
Aged 19 or over (at the start of the
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.