Applied Science — BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

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Course information

Choosing to study for a BTEC Level 3 National Applied Science qualification is a great decision to make for lots of reasons. More and more employers are looking for well qualified people to work within the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths.
The applied sciences offer a wide variety of careers, such as:
• Forensic scientist
• Drug researcher
• Medical physics technician
• Science technician and many more.
Your BTEC will sharpen your skills for employment or further study.
The Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science is a 2 year course and is an alternative qualification to A Level. It attracts a maximum of 360 UCAS points as any other 3 A Level programme. Assessment is through a variety of methods, including case studies, assignments along with projects, performance observation and time-constrained assessments.
The course has been developed in the science sector to focus on giving students the opportunity to acquire technical and employability skills, knowledge and understanding which are transferable and will enable individuals to meet changing circumstances, whether these arise from a shift in their own status or employment, or general changes in applied science practice, provision or environment. Your BTEC Level 3 National Applied Science is a vocational or work related qualification. This doesn't mean that it will give you all the skills you need to do a job, but it does mean that you'll have the opportunity to gain specific knowledge, understanding and skills that are relevant to your chosen subject or area of work.


Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science

This course leads to...

Our BTEC Level 3 in Applied Science programme at the City of Liverpool College can lead into Higher Education* courses and employment.
* Please note that for some university courses you may need GCSE English and or/Maths and Science at 4/C or above. You must check this with the universities you may wish to apply to.

Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirements for the course are 5 GCSEs at grades 4-9/A*-C or equivalent, including maths and science. In addition to this your grades in all your subjects will be considered as we operate a points system. Individual subjects will have their own specific requirements. Detailed information will be sent to you when we receive your application.

For mature students entry requirements may be flexible.

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Further Information...

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Course ID: 158647

Course Year: 19/20

Course Duration: 1 Year


If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent), you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

24 years old or over or 19-23 and have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent) at the start of the course? Fees are payable, but you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your course. Find out more at, or contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

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