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Applied Science Certificate

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BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Applied Science


The BTEC level 3 National Extended Certificate in Applied Science is a course that is designed for students who want to continue with science at KS5, or pursue science as a career option but do not wish to complete AS courses in science.

This course will also enable students to take up employment in the Applied Science sector once completed.

The course is equivalent in size to an A level but covers the content within a vocational context. The main purpose is to develop scientific knowledge, practical, and communication skills.

Year 12 units:

Unit 1- Principles and Applications of Science

Unit 3- Science Investigation Skills

Year 13 units:

Unit 2- Practical Science Procedures and Techniques

Unit 8- Physiology of Human Body Systems

BTEC National Higher/ Undergraduate degree.

Forensic science, Chemical engineering, biomedical science, human physiology, environmental sciences, pharmacy, health professions and scientific research.