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Applied Human Biology BTEC Level 3

During this two year programme, you will study the principals of applied human biology, health issues, practical microbiology and infectious diseases, functional physiology, diseases, disorders, treatments and therapies, genetics and genetic engineering, biomedical science and human reproduction and fertility.


All students (16-18 year olds and 19+) on level 3 vocational and technical programmes will study two qualifications over the duration of their two-year course. An example of this is BTEC students will study for a 90 credit qualification in the 1st year. Upon successful completion, they will be able to progress to the 2nd year and study a diploma/extended diploma qualification.


Exam Board: Pearson



Search your university and career options if you study Applied Science Level 3
  • What will I study and learn?

     1. Principles of Applied Human Biology

    2. Human Biology and Health Issues

    3. Practical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

    4. Functional Physiology

    5. Diseases, Disorders, Treatments and Therapies

    6. Genetics and Genetic Engineering

    7. Biomedical Science

    8. Human Reproduction and Fertility

  • What skills wil I need for the course?

     You will need good practical skills and a scientific mind. You will need to be analytical and good at explaining things logically.

  • How is the course assessed?

     The first two modules will be assessed externally through exams and assessed tasks. The rest will be assessed through projects, assignments and portfolios of work.

  • What formal entry requirements will I need?

    5 GCSEs grade 4 and above with at least a 3 in Maths and English.

  • What are my progression options?

     HNC Applied Science

    Other Level 3 Science or ICT courses

    Advanced Apprenticeships

    Employment as a Science technician

  • Are there any costs involved?


  • Are you aged over 19?

    Students aged 19 or over on 31st August directly preceding their academic year may be required to pay tuition fees for that year of study. Advanced Learner Loans may be available for students studying at Level 3. If you are aged 19-23 as at 31 August and this is your first full Level 3 you may not have to pay fees.

    Students who are 19-24 years old with Education Health and Care Plans (EHCP) issued by the Local Authority are not required to pay course fees (ie tuition fees are free). Students will be required to provide a final copy of their EHCP provided by the LA as evidence.

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