Applied Science BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3

Course Code: AS3ED
Learning Aim Code: 50067205
Full-time / Part-time: Full-time
Duration: One Year
Campus: Paget Road campus

Is this the right course for me?

If you want a career in medical science, forensic science or as a science technician in a laboratory, the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma will help you to develop practical and analytical skills required by employers in the profession.

You will learn how to carry out practical tasks and investigations, analyse data, develop a variety of scientific techniques and apply your knowledge to real life situations which will develop your laboratory skills to a high standard.

Completion of the course will enable you to pursue a career as a science technician in a laboratory or progress to a higher education qualification such as an HNC, HND or university degree and go on to a career in nursing, radiography, pharmacy, chemical engineering, biochemistry, veterinary science or forensics.

What will I learn?

During the course you will study the following modules:

  • Physiology of human regulation and reproduction
  • Chemistry for biology technicians
  • Electrical circuits and their applications
  • Genetics and genetic engineering
  • Medical physics techniques
  • Chemical laboratory techniques
  • Chemical periodicity and its applications
  • Using statistics in science
  • Clinical psychology

What skills will I gain?

By studying this course will enable you to:

  • Develop scientific knowledge, understanding and skills
  • Understand and appreciate the role of the science technician
  • Develop practical skills in the laboratory
  • Use ICT and numerical methods to present and interpret data

How will I be assessed?

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

What can I do next?

Completion of the qualification will enable you to:

  • Progress to a higher education qualification such as a HNC, HND or university degree
  • Apply for a job as a science technician in a laboratory

What are the Entry Requirements?

To access the course you are required to have:

  • Four or more GCSEs at Grade C or above including English or maths (specified which for some courses) or
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Applied Science
  • You will also be required to attend a college interview and undertake an assessment to determine your level of knowledge and understanding

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