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Applied Science - Level 3

ABOUT THIS COURSE

This two-year BTEC Level 3 course is equivalent to 3 A-Levels and provides the knowledge, understanding, and skills that underpin the study of the applied science sector, and gives learners the opportunity to focus on different aspects of applied science. The course consists of 7 mandatory units plus optional units.

During the first year units you may study include:

  • Principles and Applications of Science I
  • Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques
  • Science Investigation Skills
  • Laboratory Techniques and their Application
  • Contemporary Issues in Science
  • Physiology of Human Body Systems
  • Diseases and Infection
  • Electrical Circuits and their Applications

Second year students may study the following units:

  • Principles and Applications of Science II
  • Investigative Project
  • Contemporary Issues in Science
  • Industrial Chemical Reactions
  • Practical Chemical Analysis
  • Medical Physics Applications

Upon successful completion of year 1, students will progress to year 2 to gain the full Extended Diploma. As part of your study programme you will also have the opportunity to complete a week of work experience each year which will enable you to develop your employability skills further.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You will need: Four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, preferably including English and maths or equivalent Functional Skills Level 2 qualification in both English and maths,

  • International students need to have IELTS 5.5 or equivalent (min 5.0 in Reading and Writing).

  • A Level 2 qualification in a related subject
  • Successful completion of internal assessment is also required
  • Good attendance and punctuality on previous courses either at college or school.
ASSESSMENT METHOD

You will be assessed through project work, written assignments, in-class tests, presentations, and observations. Each unit is graded Pass, Merit or Distinction and you will receive an overall grade for the qualification. Some mandatory units will be assessed by external exams.

PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES

You may wish to:

  • continue studying the Extended Diploma with a view to progressing onto Higher Education
  • an apprenticeships within the Science Sector
  • seek employment in the Science Industry.
STUDY METHODS

You will be taught by specialist teachers, within science labs. Learning will take place via group projects, student portfolios, and class participation, field trip, practical sessions, visits. Learning will take place through experiments, case studies, research, interactive tools, blended and flipped learning.

You will have up to 16 hours of timetabled classes each week including a group tutorial with your personal tutor, who will support and encourage you throughout the duration of the course.

You will also gain exposure to organisations relating to science through external visits, guest speakers, and attending exhibitions. You will also be offered the opportunity to take part in enrichment programmes.

The College offers tutorial and welfare services to provide support and guidance whenever it is needed. The Colleges Learning Resource Centre provides excellent facilities for private study and includes access to computers, an extensive library, and quiet study areas.

Mode of attendance: three to four days a week. You will also have to complete some independent work.

As part of the course, employer visits and guest speakers will be arranged to enhance and contextualise your learning.

FEES

If you will be aged 16 to 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your studies and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, your course will be free.

You may be eligible for financial help to support with books, travel, course materials and childcare costs – please click here for more information.

HAMMERSMITH & FULHAM
COLLEGE
HAMMERSMITH & FULHAM COLLEGE
HAMMERSMITH & FULHAM COLLEGE
Gliddon Road
Barons Court
London W14 9BL

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EALING GREEN COLLEGE
EALING GREEN COLLEGE
EALING GREEN COLLEGE
The Green
Ealing
London W5 5EW

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SOUTHALL COMMUNITY
COLLEGE
SOUTHALL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
SOUTHALL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Beaconsfield Road
Southall
London UB1 1DP

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