Course Type / Attendance
16-18 Year Olds
Who is this course for?
This course is for anyone who would like to pursue a career within the Science industry.
What do you need to apply for the course?
You will need to have a minimum of four GCSEs at grade 5 or above, which must include two Science grades (including vocational Science) Maths and English.
What are the key things you'll learn?
You will study a range of units including:
- Principles and Applications of Science
- Practical Scientific Techniques
- Science Investigation Skills
- Genetics and Genetic Engineering
- Disease and Infections
How you will learn
You will learn through theory lessons, practical investigations and independent research. In the first year of the course, there is an external examination based upon the core content, as well as an externally marked practical investigation. In the second year, there is another examination and a synoptic paper which draws upon all aspects of the course.
Where could this course take you?
You could progress on to further study at university. BTEC Applied Science provides a strong foundation for a wide variety scientific degree programmes. Students of Biomedical Science can find employment in the NHS or other medically related field.
What costs will you incur?
If you are aged 19 or over, on the first day of your course, studying at Level 3 or above, you are able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the costs of your course, similar to arrangements for higher education students.