Applied Science - BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate

2 years

Course Details

Studying Applied Science will give you an insight into how Science is applied to many professions and industries. You will investigate real organisations that use science. The course will provide you a practical based learning programme covering the three areas of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Please note:
This course is only available to students studying two A-levels at the Sixth Form Centre at the South Sefton Campus. Students are only permitted to study one BTEC alongside two A-levels.

In Year 1, you will study several topics including: animal and plant cells; tissues; atomic structure and bonding; chemical and physical properties of substances related to their uses; waves and their application in communications. You will be introduced to quantitative laboratory techniques, calibration, chromatography, calorimetry and laboratory safety, which are relevant to the chemical and life science industries.

If you intend to study a programme of two A-level subjects and one BTEC Extended Certificate subject you will need a Grade 5 in English Language and have four other Grade 4 qualifications including Maths.

    Additional entry requirements:

    • You must have achieved at least a grade 5 in GCSE separate sciences or grades 5/5 in GCSE Dual Science.
    • You must also have achieved at least a grade 4 in GCSE Maths. 

    The College will always treat each applicant as an individual. Should you not have or not expect to obtain the grades stated above, or not have relevant industry-related experience, the College would still welcome your application for this course as this will enable us to identify whether this course is, in fact, the right course for you or whether another course may be more appropriate.

    BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Applied Science.
    • Examination 1.5 hours (25%)
    • Internally marked assignment (25%)
    • Externally marked assignment (33.5%)
    • Internally marked assignment (16.5%)
    • University
    • Higher/Degree Apprenticeship
    • Employment
    The course is especially suitable if you are considering careers in Nursing, Midwifery, Sports Science, Physiotherapy, Paramedics, Teaching and Environmental Science.

    University Guarantee

    Every Sefton Sixth Form College student who successfully achieves a Level 3 qualification and meets attendance and entry requirements, is guaranteed a place on a course at the Hugh Baird University Centre.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Below are some frequently asked questions that we are often asked:

    You will take three subjects over two years.

    We offer a small number of BTEC courses at Sefton Sixth Form College. You can study one BTEC course alongside your two A-levels.

    It is not expected that a student would attend both sites, but the feasibility of this would be discussed on an individual basis. Potential timetable clashes and workload would need to be considered in detail for this to be a possibility.