Applied Science - BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (Triple Award)

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics
Please note you can only send one application to this provider.

What will you be working towards?

Code QsT
Qualification Type National Extended Diploma (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This course develops students’ scientific skills, knowledge and understanding and stretches them to apply these to a scientific setting. It will hone students’ cognitive and problem-solving skills, along with improving their ability to communicate effectively. The self-management and resilience required for this course will provide an excellent basis to enter higher education or employment. This challenging course covers in-depth aspects in biology, chemistry and physics. The variety of topics range from detailed cell structure to periodicity and properties of elements, as well as the use of waves in communication. Students will explore a range of practical chemistry techniques and deduce conclusions and evaluations from results they have independently produced.

Equivalent in size to three A Levels. The extended diploma in Applied science is designed as a two-year, full-time course that meets entry requirements in its own right for learners who want to progress to higher education courses in the applied science sector before entering employment. It has been developed so that students build a wide range of science knowledge and a high level of understanding, A level standard, alongside lots of practical skills. We cover all three disciplines of science (biology, chemistry & physics). 


Principles & Applications of Science I

Practical Scientific Procedures & techniques

Science Investigation Skills

Laboratory Techniques & Their Application

Principles & Applications of Science II

Investigative Project

Contemporary Issues in Science

As well as the seven mandatory units we also have to complete six internally assessed coursework modules.


Physiology of human body systems

Genetics and genetic engineering


Applications of organic chemistry

Forensic evidence, collection and analysis


Materials science

Astronomy and space science

How will it be delivered?

13 units of which 7 are mandatory and 4 are externally assessed (exams).

Mandatory content (67%). External assessment (42%).

Entry requirements

As well as meeting the College minimum entry requirements, you will also require - Grade 4 in GCSE English Language and Grade 4 in GCSE Mathematics, with Grade 4, 4 in GCSE Combined Science.

Your next steps...

Triple Applied Science can lead to many future careers, particularly for students interested in accessing careers in Biomedical Science, Optometry, Physiotherapy, Radiography Occupational Therapy and many more!