BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Applied Science


  • Course: BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Applied Science
  • Qualification Type: National Extended Certificate (BTEC)
  • Qualification Level: Level 3
  • Course type: Full Time
  • Duration: 52 Weeks
  • Entry Requirements:

    4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English, Maths and two Science subjects

  • Available Dates: 02/09/2024 to 30/06/2026
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This course is equivalent to 1 A Level

You will study fundamentals of science and how these are important in the scientific workplace. This course will build on your previous science  studies covering aspects of all three Sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Physics). This course would be well suited to combine with other level 3  sciences including; Engineering, Maths and Psychology, or will go alongside other BTEC’s to compliment a suite of qualifications.


The units covered on this course include:

• Principles of Applied Science 1

• Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques

• Science investigation Skills

• Optional unit (This is subject to change)

Physiology of Human Body Systems

How will it be delivered?
A mixture of external and internal assessments throughout the year. External exams in February and May. Internal coursework-based units  distributed over the year.
What can I do next?

Depending on the combination of courses that you pick alongside this you would be well suited to several pathways. This course develops the transferable and analytical skills which are valued by higher education providers and employers. Typical routes from this course include;  engineering, Sports, Nutrition, Nursing and Healthcare, Biological and Physical sciences, and Environmental and Earth Sciences. Equally this course could be used to gain skills required for careers such as teaching, working in the civil service or public services.

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