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BTEC in Applied Science (Medical Science) can be combined with AS/A2 courses


The BTEC level 3 applied science course is a vocational or work related qualification. This doesn’t mean that it will give you all the skills you need to do a job, but it does mean that you will have the opportunity to gain specific knowledge, understanding and skills that are relevant to working as a scientist. The course is based around practical work and report writing.

  • Compulsory units
  • Fundamentals of science
  • Working in the science industry
  • Scientific investigations
  • Scientific practical techniques (Dip.)
  • Perceptions of science (Dip.)
  • Using mathematical tools in science (Dip.)
  • Optional units (extended diploma)

There are 36 different modules.

Learners will study 12 different modules and the topics include;

  • Using science in the workplace
  • Physiology of human body systems
  • Medical physics techniques
  • Astronomy
  • Structure and properties of metals
  • Geology of natural resources
  • Electrical circuits and their applications


100% coursework


5 GCSEs at grades A* to C including English language. GCSE science at grade C or above or BTEC level 2 applied science at merit or above.


This course at certificate level provides learners who are taking A-level subjects with the opportunity to continue their studies of science to obtain a widely recognised qualification without the stress of an exam. At extended diploma level, the course covers all areas of science, providing a solid foundation for further study, or direct entry to many scientific disciplines.


The college is the only college in South Wales to be an Associate college of the Royal Society, which is a fellowship of the world’s most eminent scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. The Society aims to promote excellence in science and mathematics teaching and students studying science subjects at the college will have the unique opportunity to participate in activities organised and led by the Royal Society, including scientific meetings, exhibitions and educational research.

The college has five brand new state of the art science laboratories, all equipped to the highest technological specification, including 3D projectors.


Course Type:

Full Time

Course Length:

2 Years

Course Levels:



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