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Applied Science Extended Diploma Level 3

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Over the course of two years, you will achieve a Level 3 Science vocational qualification which will help to prepare you for the scientific workplace or Higher Education.                              


Year 1 includes:

• Unit 1 covers the core principles across the three science disciplines.

• Unit 2 focuses on practical procedures and techniques and introduces you to laboratory equipment and techniques including titration, colorimetry, calorimetry and laboratory safety.

• Unit 3 focuses on science investigation skills.

Year 2 includes:

• Unit 5 covers more advanced core principles across the three science disciplines.

• Unit 7 focuses on contemporary issues in science. You will interpret, analyse and evaluate scientific articles which discuss a range of contemporary science issues.

You will also complete six optional units, which cover a range of Biology, Chemistry and Physics topics. These may include Physiology, Organic Chemistry and Medical Physics.

Mathematical skills and concepts run throughout many of the unit.

How will it be delivered?

Assessment is a combination of exams and internal assessments via assignments. Assignments range from full reports to presentations.

Entry requirements

At least 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 including 4/4 or above in Double Award Science and 4 or above in English and Maths. 

Your next steps...

This course leads to a diverse range of university courses such as Molecular Cell Biology, Biosciences, Forensic Investigation and Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry. You will also be able to progress to higher apprenticeships within the Science sector or employment.


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