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Applied Science — Level 3 Diploma

Maths and Science|Sixth Form

Course ID: 174413

Course Year: 24/25

Course Details

  • 2 year course.
  • Gain specific knowledge on your chosen career path through vocational work during the course.
  • Perfect for students who wish to pursue a career in STEM.
  • Access support from our dedicated and experienced teaching team.
  • Utilise our fantastic resources and facilities. You'll be based in our Clarence Street building.
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma.
  • Study in an inclusive, friendly and respectful learning environment.

What to expect from the course

Choosing to study BTEC Level 3 National Applied Science is a great decision to make for lots of reasons.
More and more employers are looking 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 with 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 means that you'll have the opportunity to gain specific knowledge, understanding and skills that are relevant to your chosen area of work.


Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Foundation/Extended Diploma in Applied Science.

Why study with us?

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

A gym, including treadmills and exercise bikes.
Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

Our BTEC Level 3 in Applied Science programme can lead onto 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.

We're here to help...

Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirements for the course are 5 GCSEs at grades 4-9/A*-C or equivalent, including maths and science.

For mature students, entry requirements may be flexible.

If you are unsure of the entry requirements, or if you don't meet the criteria, please contact our Careers Advice and Guidance team who will be happy to help you find the best option for you. Email or call 0151 252 3607.


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. If you are aged 19 or over you may be entitled to a fee waiver for your course or 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

Fee for24/25 is 4513.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

Please note this is a two year programme that consists of two courses. Your fee status may change from one year to the next depending on age and circumstance at the start of the next course e.g. if you turn 19 before progressing to the next level, you may be required to pay fees as outlined above.

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