Applied Science BTEC Diploma Level 3

Course Code: AS3DP
Learning Aim Code: 60058493
Full-time / Part-time: Full-time
Duration: One Year
Campus: Paget Road

Is this the right course for me?

If you are passionate about science and want to progress to a successful career in the profession, then the BTEC Level 3 Diploma will provide you with a deeper understanding of scientific principles across the three main areas of biology, chemistry and physics.

You will develop a range of scientific, practical and analytical skills and work on projects and experiments in the practical working environment of our well-equipped science labs.

You will carry out practical sessions in our well-equipped science labs and throughout the course will have the opportunity to go on science-related educational visits and field trips.

What will I learn?

During the course you will study the following modules:

  • Fundamentals of science Working in the science industry
  • Scientific investigations
  • Practical scientific techniques
  • Perceptions of science
  • Using mathematical tools in science
  • Physiology of human body systems
  • Energy changes, sources and applications
  • Industrial applications of organic chemistry

What skills will I gain?

Studying this course you will gain knowledge and understanding of:

  • A range of technical, scientific and employability skills
  • In-depth practical work
  • Research and study skills
  • Demands and legislation in science workplace
  • Monitoring and recording scientific data
  • The science profession
  • Role and responsibilities of a science technician or assistant practitioner

How will I be assessed?

Throughout the course you will be assessed through observation, written assessments, assignments and research.

What can I do next?

Completion of the course will enable you to:

  • Progress to the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science
  • Apply for a job as a science technician or assistant practitioner in a laboratory

What are the Entry Requirements?

To access this course you are required to have:

  • Four or more GCSEs at Grade C or above with GCSE English and maths at Grade D or above
  • or successful completion of a full level 2 study programme.
  • College interview/assessment

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