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    About the course

    The course provides the essential core of scientific knowledge and applied skills so that you will be able to progress to a Level 3 Applied Science qualification. This in turn will enable you to progress within a wide choice of Science-based allied career pathways, apprenticeships and/or employment.

    Entry requirements

    4 GCSEs at grade 3

    Who is it suitable for?

    Learners who do not hold the 5 GCSE passes including Science, English and Maths that would enable them to be accepted on the Level 3 course.

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    Why study?

    The Extended Certificate is made up of 12 units: 8 mandatory units and 4 optional units.
    You will be learning a mixture of practical laboratory work together with theoretical scientific knowledge.

    Where will this course take me?

    Applied Science BTEC Extended Diploma

    Core modules

    • Principles of Science
    • Chemistry and Our Earth
    • Energy and Our Universe
    • Biology and Our Environment
    • Applications of Chemical Substances
    • Applications of Physical Science
    • Health Applications of Life Science
    • Scientific Skills

    Optional modules

    • Practical Scientific Project
    • The living Body
    • Growing Plants for Food
    • Understanding Human Behaviour

    I'm interested. What should I do now?

    Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser
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    Funding Your Course

    If you're aged 19 or over and you want to study A Levels, an Access to Higher Education Diploma, or a Level 3 to 6 Vocational Qualification, you could be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan.