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Applied Science - Level 3 BTEC Certificate

Available for applications

More information about this Course

Useful Information
This course aims to develop an appreciation of the competencies, skills
and knowledge required for higher education and employment in Science-based
careers. It is designed to give you a detailed understanding of medical science
and the application of science to real situations in the

Course Overview

Students will study a range of units on the BTEC programme covering all of the core sciences and specialising in the medical application of each discipline. Throughout the course, students will have the opportunity to complete practical investigations and experiments, as well as develop their research and independent study skills. Units studied:

  • Principles and Applications of Science 
  • Practical Scientific procedures and Techniques

Course Highlights

Course Specific Trips & Visits

The College runs a number of educational experiences each year to enable students to contextualise their learning. These experiences include trips and presentations by visiting speakers.

Career Opportunities & Further Study
This qualification will provide students with the opportunity to
specialise in Medical Science and specific areas within this, such as Human
Physiology and Medical Science techniques in various fields. Students could
progress on to medically related degree courses such as Biomedical Sciences,
Genetics and Radiography or careers in laboratory-based


The course is assessed via exam (50%) and coursework (50%).

The exam board for this course is Pearson EDEXCEL.

Entry Requirements

Students wishing to do BTEC Level 3 courses, need to have (or expect to achieve) at least four GCSE passes at Grade 4 or above including English and Mathematics (and a satisfactory school reference) in order to be accepted on a BTEC Level 3 Programme.

Students must also gain the additional GCSE grade:

  • Grade 5 in Science and Grade 4 in Maths

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