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Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science (QCF)

Course Code: C3808
Campus: Titanic Quarter
Week Commencing: 11 Sep 17
End Date: 09 Jun 18
Time: 09:00-16:30

This two-year full time course is equivalent to three A Levels. It provides a practical, coursework-based alternative to traditional science A Levels.  You will study the traditional scientific disciplines in an applied, context-lead approach and your modules will include Microbiology, Practical Chemical Analysis, Medical Physics and Genetics and Genetic Engineering.  You will gain experience of both routine and advanced laboratory techniques and learning will be supported by relevant educational visits.  If you have not achieved a Grade C or equivalent in an ICT-related subject, Level 3 Essential Skills in ICT will be compulsory.  This programme of study is likely to include enrichment units which are an additional component to enhance your employability.  A minimum attendance of 80% is expected on all aspects of the course. 

This course session is currently closed for enrolment/applications – it may be offered at a later date – please continue to check our website for updates.

Career Opportunities / Progression

On successful completion of Year 1of this 2 year course, students may opt to specialise in either Applied Science or Medical Science.  Alternatively, students may exit after Year 1 with the Pearson BTEC Level 3 90-Credit Diploma in Applied Science.  Students completing the Extended Diploma will be eligible to apply for Foundation Degrees, HNDs or a range of science-related degree programmes.  Please note that some professional degree programmes (e.g. Radiography) specifically request GCSE Mathematics at Grade C or above.  This programme of study is likely to include enrichment units which are an additional component to enhance your employability.

Entry Requirements

Requirements are pre-defined by the College’s admissions criteria. Preference will be given to applicants who have achieved GCSE English and Maths at Grade C or above, or equivalent qualifications, and a Level 2 Science qualification (e.g. GCSE Science). In the event of there being more applicants than places for this course, the College may enhance the admissions criteria.


Please contact us for information regarding course fees.

All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.

Other Information

Attendance at an information session is mandatory in order that candidates can make an informed decision regarding their application for this course.

Contact Information

Bernard McKeaveney (Castlereagh) or Iain McMenamin (Titanic Quarter), tel: 028 9053 3103 or email: [email protected]