Level 3 BTEC Applied Science – Diploma

With this qualification, students will be able to progress onto science-related degrees or enter a science-related apprenticeship.
  • Pathway:
  • Applied
  • Exam Board:
  • Edexcel/Pearson


Equivalent to 2 A Levels.

What Will I Study?

Over the two years you will study six mandatory units:

  • Principles and Application of Science 1
  • Science Investigation Skills
  • Principles and Application of Science 2
  • Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques
  • Laboratory Techniques and their Application
  • Investigative Project

Students will also study a further two optional units.

How Will I Be Assessed?

Students are assessed using a combination of internal assessments, which are marked by teachers, and external assessments which are set and marked by Pearson:

  • Mandatory units have a combination of internal and external assessments
  • All optional units are internally assessed

What Could I Do Next?

The requirements of this qualification will mean students will develop transferable and higher order skills which are valued by higher education providers and employers. Students will be able to progress onto science-related degrees or enter a science-related apprenticeship.

Where Can I Get More Information?

Contact Miss S Galloway, Head of Science and Discovery Faculty or Miss E Bird, Assistant Head of Science.

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