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BTEC L3 National Extended Diploma in Applied Science Yr2 FT

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Course Outline

The Level 3 Applied Certificate/Diploma in Medical Science is about how we maintain health and the prevention and treatment of diseases. Medical scientists are at the forefront of healthcare services, as they are vital in the diagnosis of disease, determining the effectiveness of treatments and searching for new cures. These qualifications provide learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills in key scientific principles to support progress to higher education or employment in areas of Medical science.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at grade C or above including at least a C in Science (or a distinction in Level 2 Diploma in Applied Science) and a C in both English and Mathematics.

What will I learn?

The Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science is a 2 year course and is an alternative qualification to A Level. It attracts UCAS points as any other 3 A Level programme. Assessment is through a variety of methods, including case studies, assignments along with projects, performance observation and time constrainedassessments. The course has been developed in the science sector to focus on giving students the opportunity to acquire technical and employability skills, knowledge and understanding which are transferable and will enable individuals to meet changing circumstances, whether these arise from a shift in their own status or employment, or general changes in applied science practice, provision or environment. Your BTEC Level 3 National Applied Science is a vocational or work related qualification.

Course Assessment

Exams, Coursework and formal assessments

Career Progression

The applied sciences offer a wide variety of careers, such as: Forensic scientist, Physiotherapy, Nursing, Social work, Drug researcher, Medical physics technician, Science technician, Sport, and many more. Your BTEC will sharpen your skills for employment or further study.


01 August 2024 - 31 July 2025

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