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BTEC Level 3 Technical Advanced Diploma

"Studying BTEC Science has helped me grow in confidence and develop a real interest in pursuing it as a career. It has been great learning about all the different aspects of science"

What will I study?

This is a two-year full-time programme of study, consisting of 13 units. 6 of these are covered in the first year and the remaining 7 in the second. There are a total of 7 mandatory (compulsory) units taught along with 6 optional units that range in topics. Some of the units that will be delivered over the 2 years include:

  • Science Investigation Skills
  • Principles and Applications of Science
  • Genetics and Genetic Engineering
  • Physiology of Human Body Systems
  • Medical Physical Techniques
  • Laboratory Techniques and their Applications
  • Investigative Science Project
  • Microbiology and Microbiological Techniques
  • Forensic Evidence Collection and Analysis
  • Electrical Circuits and their Application

What do I need to study this course?

GCSE Science (Grade 9-5) and GCSE Maths (Grade 9-5). This is a nationally recognised progression route from BTEC Level 2 (Merit) Diploma in Applied Science.

How will I be assessed?

This course is assessed through internally set and verified coursework, written examinations and externally assessed assignment tasks. Approximately 60% of the course is assessed through coursework and the remaining 40% through externally assessed written examinations that will assess both scientific knowledge and practical skills. The course is equivalent to three A Levels and is accepted for progression by many UK universities.

Where will a BTEC Technical Advanced Diploma in Applied Science lead me? 

Progression from the BTEC Technical Advanced Diploma in Applied Science to Higher Education is high. Students take up degrees in a range of areas including Biomedical Sciences, Forensic Science, Engineering, Bioscience, Nutrition, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Radiography and Nursing.