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Mode of study Academic BTEC
Duration 2 Years
Campus Welsh Bridge Campus
Start date September 2020
Course code SCB-3S (2022)
  • Entry Requirements

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

  • What does the course involve?

    This course looks at the applications rather than theories of Applied Science. It is often taken with Health and Social Care for students who wish to pursue careers in the health sector.

    You will learn about the demands and legislation which exist in the science workplace as well as developing a wide range of scientific and transferable skills in preparation for a career or higher level study.

    You need to be well organised and able to work to deadlines.

  • How is the course assessed?

    The course is a mix of assignment work throughout the course and an examined component.

  • 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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