Applied Science - BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate


Start:
September
Duration:
2 years
Location:
South Sefton Campus
Level:
3

Course Details

Studying Applied Science will give you an insight into how Science is applied to many professions and industries. You will investigate real organisations that use science. The course will provide you a practical based learning programme covering the three areas of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Please note:
This course is only available to students studying two A-levels at the Sixth Form Centre at the South Sefton Campus. Students are only permitted to study one BTEC alongside two A-levels.

In Year 1, you will study several topics including: animal and plant cells; tissues; atomic structure and bonding; chemical and physical properties of substances related to their uses; waves and their application in communications. You will be introduced to quantitative laboratory techniques, calibration, chromatography, calorimetry and laboratory safety, which are relevant to the chemical and life science industries.

If you intend to study a programme of three A-level subjects or two A-level subjects and one BTEC Extended Certificate subject:

  • You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at grades 4 or above including English Language and Maths. If you haven’t achieved a grade 4 in GCSE Maths, there may be an opportunity to re-sit this alongside your other subjects.

Additional entry requirements:

  • You must have achieved at least a grade 5 in GCSE separate sciences or grades 5/5 in GCSE Dual Science.
  • You must also have achieved at least a grade 4 in GCSE Maths. 

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.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Applied Science.
  • Examination 1.5 hours (25%)
  • Internally marked assignment (25%)
  • Externally marked assignment (33.5%)
  • Internally marked assignment (16.5%)
  • University
  • Higher/Degree Apprenticeship
  • Employment
The course is especially suitable if you are considering careers in Nursing, Midwifery, Sports Science, Physiotherapy, Paramedics, Teaching and Environmental Science.

University Guarantee

Every Hugh Baird College student who successfuly achieves a Level 3 qualification and meets attendance and entry requirements, is guaranteed a place on a course at the Hugh Baird University Centre.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions that we are often asked:

As an A-level student you will be based at our South Sefton Campus. This is a multi-million pound campus for dedicated to A-levels and was opened in 2009.

You will take three subjects over two years.

We offer a small number of BTEC courses at South Sefton Campus. You can study one BTEC course alongside your two A-levels.

It is not expected that a student would attend both sites, but the feasibility of this would be discussed on an individual basis. Potential timetable clashes and workload would need to be considered in detail for this to be a possibility.