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Applied Science BTEC

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title BTEC National Certificate in Applied Science
Qualification Type National Certificate (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Part Time


BTEC Applied science offers a practical approach that can be lacking in more traditional routes, by applying learning to real life situations. Students have to undertake a number of units for which they present evidence, based on actual work and studies. This allows them to demonstrate their skill and knowledge.


BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate- 1 Year

Unit 1- Principles and Applications of Science I

Unit 2- Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques

Unit 3- Science Investigation Skills

Plus one other optional Unit


BTEC Level 3 Diploma- 2 Year

The Units from the Extended Certificate plus:

Unit 4- Laboratory Techniques and their Application

Unit 5- Principles and Applications of Science II

Unit 6- Investigative Project

Plus one other optional Unit


Entry requirements

A grade 4/5 in GCSE subjects is required to study the BTEC programme. Please speak to the sixth form subject teacher for specific details on course entry.

Your next steps...

BTEC Applied Science is designed as a specialist, vocationally related qualification for those who have a clear view of their future career or who want to progress to Higher Education. They are an alternative to A Levels and accepted as an entry requirement for universities, further education colleges and highly valued by employers.


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