Applied Science - BTEC Extended Diploma - Level 3

This course is for those who want to progress to Higher Education to study in the applied science sector before entering employment.

You will study a range of topics such as;

  • Biomedical science
  • Analytical and forensic science
  • Physical science
  • General science

What topics/modules are covered?

  • Principles and applications of science
  • Science investigation skills
  • Practical scientific procedures and techniques
  • Laboratory techniques
  • An investigative project
  • Contemporary issues in science

What are the entry requirements?

In order to qualify for this course, you will need at least one of the following:

  • 4 GCSEs at grade C (new grading system: 4) or above including English and or Maths and a Science subject


  • A relevant Level 2 qualification


  • Industry related experience

The College will always treat each applicant as an individual. Should you not have or not expect to obtain the grades stated above, or not have relevant industry related experience, the College would still welcome your application for this course as this will enable us to identify whether this course is, in fact, the right course for you or whether another course may be more appropriate.

All course offers will be subject to satisfactory interview and reference.

What can I do if I complete this course?

  • University
  • Higher/Degree Apprenticeship
  • Employment

Career Path

  • Biotechnologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Healthcare Science Assistant
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Sport and Exercise Scientist
  • Virologist
  • Physicist
  • Physiologist
  • Immunologist
  • Geneticist

What qualification will I gain?

BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science Level 3.

Start date



2 years.

Where will I be based?

Port Academy Liverpool building, Hugh Baird College.


Aged 16-18 Aged 19-23 and 1st full level 3 Aged 19+ Loan
Free Free £3,728

Financial Support

If you are aged 19+ you may be eligible for financial support to cover the cost of the course and/or travel, childcare and equipment expenses. Click here to find out more.



Terms, Conditions and Disclaimer

We reserve the right to make changes and improvements to the provision of courses and other details. There are minimum numbers of students required for each course to run. Should there be insufficient numbers to run a particular course, then every effort will be made to enrol you on a similar, appropriate course.

Last modified on Friday, 16 March 2018 12:11

Study Programme

If you are aged 16-19, this qualification will form a substantial part of your study programme. The study programme has been designed to ensure that young people are fully equipped and ready to move on to the world of work or higher level courses. In addition to your main qualification, will you also get the opportunity to undertake relevant and CV bolstering work experience out in your chosen industry. You will also be supported through maths and English qualifications.

University Guarantee