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Applied Science (Diploma) Level 3

Programme Description



This is a practical, work-related course assessed by a series of projects, assignments, lab reports and examinations. It is equivalent to two A Levels and is recognised by most universities and employers.

This course is for you if...

  •         You aspire to a career in a scientific field
  •         You have a keen interest in science
  •         You want to develop your scientific practical skills

Full commitment to attendance is required. Respect for others, enthusiasm for the subject and self-motivation are the essential qualities we expect to see in all our learners. You’ll be continually assessed and there is an expectation that you will continue your studies and coursework during your own time.


Programme Features



   Application of everyday science

  • Links to current affairs and developments in science
  • Access to well-equipped laboratories
  • Development of practical skills

·         A well balanced curriculum covering aspects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics.


Progression & Employment



This is an ideal course for progression to higher education. Students can progress to study degrees in various disciplines of Science including medical genetics, biology, forensic science, criminology and biochemistry. Students would need to sit at least 1 other A Level alongside this course.


Programme Content



Year 1 Programme

  • Principles and Applications of Science I
  • Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques
  • Science Investigation Skills
  • Physiology of Human Body Systems*

Year 2 Programme

  • Principles and Applications of Science II
  • Laboratory Techniques and their Application
  • Investigative Project
  • Practical Chemical Analysis*

*Subject to change


Programme Assessment



Written examinations, practical work, lab reports and written assignments.


Programme Entry Requirements



In addition to a minimum of 7 GCSEs at grades A* - C, you will need a minimum of a C in GCSE Maths, a grade C in GCSE English and grade C in Double Award Science is essential. 

Entry for mature students without formal qualifications is at the discretion of the Curriculum Area.

Entry for students with BTEC Science level 2 will be considered on a case by case basis.


Additional Costs



You will have access to a range of equipment and resources which will be sufficient to complete our programme of study, however you will need to provide your own course folder.

All learners are required to pay an administration fee of £45.00 prior to enrolment.