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Mode of study Academic BTEC
Duration 2 Years
Campus Welsh Bridge Campus
Start date September 2020
Course code SCB-3E (2022)
  • Who is it for?

    This qualification prepares you for appropriate direct employment in the vocational sector and it is suitable for those who have decided that they clearly wish to enter a particular specialist area of work. It is broadly equivalent to three GCE A Levels.

  • Entry Requirements

    A minimum of five GCSEs at grades 4 or above, including English Language and Maths, and grade 4 or above in any Science or grade 4:4 in Combined Science.

  • What does the course involve?

    Units within the qualification cover 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. You can choose to study either medical science or forensic science. The course also enables progress to a higher education or other professional development programmes.

  • How is the course assessed?

    This course is assessed by assignment work set regularly throughout the course including both theoretical, research and practical tasks.

  • Further Information

    BTEC courses are designed to give you the confidence to apply your knowledge to succeed in the workplace and also have the study skills to continue onto Higher Education courses. The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by Higher Education providers as contributing to meeting admission requirements for many courses. Students may go onto study further or embark on careers such as nursing, sports science, biotechnology, forensic science, chemical analysis, laboratory technician or working in the chemical industry.

  • What do I do next?

    You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button and then add an additional 2 or 3 subjects to make up your academic programme. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study on the application page. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 260401 or email:

Ben Beasley

Ben Beasley

Applied Science BTEC, Business BTEC
Previous school: Church Stretton School

I had heard great reviews for the College from past and present students. Coming here meant I could be on the Two Plus programme and get my English GCSE so I can complete my A Levels. After college I would like to do a higher Apprenticeship in Engineering. Applied Science gives you a good understanding of the work environment in the science industry and I’ve really enjoyed learning about protein biosynthesis.

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Career Options

  • Science, engineering and production technicians n.e.c.

    Up to £31,000

  • Natural and social science professionals n.e.c.

    Up to £43,000


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