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Applied Science BTEC Level 3

Level 3 Applied Science is an ideal BTEC for those students who are aiming for a broad range of science related careers. This qualification allows for progression into many science related degree subjects at university, such as nursing, midwifery, biomedical sciences, physiotherapy, radiology and many others. This is a course for students who are interested in science but find the emphasis on assessment by examinations does not allow them to show their full potential.

During this course you will be able to follow a programme of learning which is practically-based and which improves your practical skills. Follow a varied science programme covering Biology, Chemistry and Physics

+ Course details and future career paths

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Science (Medical Science)

This course is equivalent in size to an A level, and has been designed to occupy one third of the curriculum within a broader programme of study. The Subsidiary Diploma allows time in the curriculum to study other qualifications alongside it, such as A levels, e.g. Science, Psychology, or another BTEC Level 3, e.g. Sport, Health and Social Care or IT.

Units covered;

  • Unit 1 – Fundamentals of Science
  • Unit 2 – Working in the Science Industry
  • Unit 4 – Scientific Practical Techniques
  • Unit 11 – Physiology of Human Body Systems
  • Unit 13 – Biochemistry and Biochemical Techniques
  • Unit 18 – Genetics and Genetic Engineering

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Applied Science (Medical Science)

This course is equivalent in size to two A levels providing extensive opportunity to study a range of scientific areas. The Diploma allows time in the curriculum to study other qualifications alongside it, such as A levels, e.g. Science, Psychology, or another BTEC Level 3, e.g. Sport, Health and Social Care, or IT.

Units covered;

  • Unit 3— Scientific Investigations
  • Unit 5—Perceptions of Science
  • Unit 6—Using Mathematical Tools in Science
  • Unit 8 –Using Statistics in Science
  • Unit 21 – Biomedical Science Techniques
  • Unit 15 – Microbiological Techniques
  • Unit 20—Medical Physics

+ Progression

Having Level 3 BTEC Applied Science can open up a world of opportunities in both university choices and career options. If you are considering applying to university to study pharmaceutical sciences, physiotherapy, environmental science, forensic science, nursing, laboratory work, forensic analysis or primary teaching or any other subject related to a practical science related career, then BTEC Applied Science is invaluable.

Possible career choices that require BTEC Applied Science include:

  • Biological testing
  • Biotechnology
  • Nursing
  • Animal care
  • Veterinary / dental assistance
  • Scientific analysis
  • Midwifery
  • Physiotherapy
  • Paramedic
  • Forensic science
 

How to find us.

Recreation Road
Durrington
Wilts
SP4 8HH

Phone: 01980 652 467
EMAIL: Admin@avonvalleycollege.org.uk

 
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