The qualification consists of studying nine units in the first year and nine units leading to the 90 credit diploma in the second year which include compulsory, as well as optional units. Units taught tend to look at the application of science centred on practical activities from which the theory is then drawn. This provides opportunities for you to develop your practical laboratory skills to a high level.
The BTEC level 3 in applied science is delivered in a variety of ways. There are laboratory-based practical assignments, supported by self-study, presentations, group work and discussion.
An example of typical unit combinations are for the extended diploma is shown below:
- Fundamentals of science
- Working in the science industry
- Scientific investigation
- Biochemistry and biochemical techniques
- Medical physics techniques
- Chemical laboratory techniques
Selection of optional units:
- Perceptions in science
- Using science in the marketplace
- Microbiological techniques
- Chemistry for biology technicians
- Genetics and genetic engineering
- Industrial applications of organic chemistry