BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3

This course offers students the chance to further their studies of science that takes a different approach from the traditional A-level route.

The BTEC level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science includes a range of practical laboratory experience and academic study.

To assist students in their studies and understanding of science in the wider world this course includes talks from industry professionals and visits to places of scientific interest and industry.

Career Path

  • Chemistry, Biology and Biochemistry
  • Forensic Science
  • Optometry
  • Radiography
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Engineering
  • Industrial food production
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Petrochemical industry

More than just a course

Students will be assessed by a series of assignments and will be expected to work independently. They will receive a wealth of formative feedback in preparation for assessments to ensure the highest possible quality of work.

In life you get out what you put in, and BTEC Applied Science is a prime example of this – if you put in the hard work you will be rewarded with high grades that can take you where you want to go.

Unique Features

  • Practical experience
  • Scientific careers advice
  • Supportive and skilled teaching team

Entry Requirements

The traditional A Level pathway for those who may be thinking of University, Higher Apprenticeship or Degree Apprenticeship.

5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, covering a wide range of subject areas. These must include English Language and Maths.  Two of the subjects should be a grade 6.

“I like the way we learn in BTEC Applied Science: I like the way I can construct my work independently and not having to sit exams is a bonus!

I have been really well supported to pursue my career of choice and think about my options for next year”
Hannah Cawley