Applied Science BTEC National Level 3

applied science

What you will study
Units within the qualification covers areas of Laboratory Science, Forensic Science, Medical Science, Environmental Science and Biological, Chemical and Physical science to provide a route to employment in the Science industry or within organisations that use Science.


Who is the course for?

The BTEC Nationals in Applied Science are a suite of qualifications that reflect aspects of employment within Science organisations or organisations that use Science and enable the learners to develop practical scientific skills. These qualifications will appeal to learners who prefer portfolio based assessment covering a variety of scientific investigations.


Entry requirements

Either CC or above in either GCSE Applied Science or Core Science and Additional Science or Merit at BTEC Level 2 Applied Science.


How you will be assessed

Through a portfolio of practical assessments and written assessments

Progression routes

Possible Careers after studying BTEC Level 3 in Applied Science:
•    Working as quality control technician/analyst where the employer works in a production plant.
•    Working in a Hospital as a medical physics technician, supporting the use of x-ray and other imaging/scanning equipment.
•    Working in a research laboratory in the development of new drugs.
•    Working in the chemical industry, involved with testing materials.
•    Working with the forensic science service or using analytical skills in the chemistry industry.
•    Working in chemical companies developing fertilisers and other plant feeds.
•    Working for a scientific magazine, editing and proofreading articles on issues such as applications and implications of new scientific of new scientific discoveries and developments.
•    Working in a biotechnology laboratory carrying out fermentation and purification processes.