Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Applied Science
Type: Vocational
Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including Mathematics, English and Double Award Science, or a Level 2 equivalent in this area and GCSE Mathematics and English.
Start Date: September 2020
Length: 2 Years
Course Overview

You will continue a broad, yet in depth study of Biology, Chemistry and Physics which will give you a range of skills  and knowledge applicable to various science based degree programmes, Apprenticeships and careers before specialising in Year two at grade 4 or above there will be a formal assessment as part of your programme, as well as practical observations.


What will I learn?


Analytical and Forensic Science Year 2 (Option 1)

The police and law courts rely heavily on evidence extracted by scientists in the forensic industry. This is an interesting and challenging vocational route where you will study forensic evidence collection and analysis, forensic fire investigation and criminal investigation practices.

Bio-Medical Science Year 2 (Option 2)

If you are interested in working in the medical industry, this is an ideal vocational route. Throughout your second year there will be a greater emphasis on the understanding of
bio-chemistry, bio-medical science techniques, diseases and infections.


How will the course be assessed?

You will be assessed by written assignments in each unit. They are graded Pass, Merit or Distinction. For every assignment you will receive an assignment brief which will clearly outline what you have to do for the assessment and how you can achieve your grades. On the BTEC Extended Diploma your final qualification will show three grades e.g. D*D*D*, DMM, MMP. The three grades reflect the fact that your BTEC Diploma is equivalent to 3 A Levels. Progression onto HE requires a minimum MMM grade profile.

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