Applied Science Level 3

Level 3 BTEC/CTEC courses Applied Science Level 3

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Key Information

Level 3 BTEC/CTEC courses

Two Year Course - Equivalent To Two A-Levels

Examination Board


“Notre Dame is a great place for Applied Science because you have such a great team of teachers for this course, and there is a helping hand 24/7 which made me quite comfortable when coming up from high school" - Leah Carrick, upper sixth student


BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (NQF)

What do I need to study this course?

Grade 4s in GCSE/Level 2 Science and a grade 4 in GCSE English Language and Maths.

What will I study?

You will learn how to perform various practical techniques used in industry, medicine and research. Through these you will develop the transferable higher order skills that are valued by higher education providers and employers. The course is 50% coursework and 50% exam. The units covered are Principles and Applications of Science 1 (Exam), Practical Scientific Procedures (Coursework), Science Investigation Skills (Practical exam), Lab Techniques (Coursework), Principles and Applications of Science 2 (Exam), Investigative Project (Coursework), Diseases and Infections (Coursework), Medical Physics (Coursework).

What next?

There are skills shortages in the Science and Technology sectors. 40,000 vacancies need filling. Applied Science students have progressed on to a range of university courses such as Biomedical Sciences, Physiotherapy, Radiography, Radiotherapy, Animal Sciences, and Nursing.

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