Vocational Applied Science

Exam Board

National Extended Certificate/Extended Diploma
The Applied Science course is a two year course for students wishing to enter employment as a science technician or who wish to progress to higher education. You will develop laboratory skills and time management as well as learning about the main principles of human biology, laboratory procedures, theory and applications of both chemistry and physics.

Why Choose This?
Successful completion of the course will enable you to progress onto higher education programmes at other institutions or employment. Past students have gone on to study biomedical science, pharmacy, radiography, radiotherapy, nursing, podiatry, biological sciences, audiology, optometry, forensic science, marine biology, human biology, psychology, criminology, computer science, chemical engineering.

Areas of Study & Assessment
BTEC National Extended Certificate
Mandatory units: Principles and Applications of Science, Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques, Science Investigation Skills

Optional units include: Physiology of Human Body Systems, Biological Molecules and Metabolic Pathways, Applications of Inorganic Chemistry, Electrical Circuits and their Application

BTEC National Extended Diploma
Mandatory units: Principles and Applications of Science 1, Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques, Science Investigation Skills, Laboratory Techniques and their Application; Principles and Applications of Science 2, Investigative Project, Contemporary Issues in Science. Plus optional units.

What Our Students Say
BTEC Applied science is a really interesting course, I love the fact you can study all three science disciplines (biology, chemistry and physics) all in one course. The practical work makes things interesting and you get plenty of opportunities to improve your skills. You are taught by a range of teachers who teach within their specialisms which makes it more interesting. Studying BTEC has been a revelation and I have enjoyed every minute of it.