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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.

    Year 1 – Three mandatory units: fundamentals of science, working in the science industry; and scientific practical techniques.

    Year 2 – You will study a unit in genetics and genetic engineering before specialising in either: Medical – they physiology of human body systems and the physiology of human regulation and reproduction. Or Forensics – criminal psychology and forensic evidence collection and analysis.

  • How much does it cost?

    Continuous assessment by assignments, case studies and practical work.

  • 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:

Henry Gregory

Henry Gregory

Applied Science BTEC (Sport BTEC, A Level Maths)
Previous Institution: The Priory School

Applied Science is a very interactive and fun subject. Experiments are my favourite thing to do and there are lots to get stuck into. Applied Science can really help you gain UCAS points and get good results. This summer I will be going to work at a sports camp in Pennsylvania through Camp America. I would then like to continue into a sports-based career and this BTEC will be an asset.


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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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