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Applied Science - BTEC Level 3 Diploma

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Applied Science - BTEC Level 3 Diploma:

This course is for anyone who sees their future career in Science the Level 3 Diploma in Applied Science is an excellent starting point. It covers a wide range of topics across biology, chemistry and physics and will allow you to acquire a high level of practical laboratory skills from which the theory is then drawn. The majority of our students progress to universities including Kingston, Bedfordshire and Salford amongst others. They study a wide variety of degrees including Biomedical Science, Sports Therapy, Pharmaceutical Science and Biological Life Sciences.

For those students not wishing to progress to university, comprehensive support is provided to help them find alternatives such as employment or apprenticeships. In the past, students have progressed onto employment as laboratory technicians. The BTEC course is very practical with plenty of opportunities to implement the theory that you learn. You will go on a residential field trip to complete a scientific investigation. It is mainly course-work based, which means that you have a very clear understanding of your progress throughout the course, to help you plan and achieve your next steps.

Taught by subject specialists, with laboratory experience, you will learn by completing laboratory-based practical assignments, supported self-study assignments, presentations and discussions that are based on real workplace situations, activities and demands. The course covers a wide range of subjects including physiology and industrial applications, as well as using statistical and mathematical tools required for science. As you do not have one of your Maths or English Language GCSE at C/4 you will also be studying this alongside your BTEC course.

Additional entry requirements

Students should have a minimum of four GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including Science, Additional Science, Mathematics or English Language. Alternatively you should have passed Level 2 Diploma in Science with at least a Merit grade and GCSE passes in English Language or Mathematics at grade C/4 or above. Students who need to improve grades in English Language and Mathematics Level 2 qualification to grade C/4 will be required to attend the relevant GCSE classes. International Entry Requirements: High School Leaving Certificate at C/4 grade or above (including Mathematics and English Language) or other related comparable qualifications. Satisfactory reference. IELTS 5.0 or an English Language equivalent certificate.

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Edexcel Ltd

Training for employers

This course has been specifically designed for companies training their employees.

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Location:

Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 2AQ

Duration:

1 year

Attendance:

Full time

Qualification:

Nationally recognised qualification

Level:

BeginnerIntermediate Advanced

More info: Funding may be available for students aged 16-18. Loan options are available for students aged 19 and above. Price may vary depending upon individual circumstances.

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