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Applied ScienceLevel 3 Extended Diploma

This course will give you the knowledge and skills necessary to follow a career in science and its related areas, including: nutrition, medical research, pharmacology, medical physics and environmental science.

Course details


This course is ideal for those interested in following a career in science and its related areas, including: nutrition, medical research, pharmacology, medical physics and environmental science. Subjects studied on this course include the fundamentals of science, working in the science industry, scientific investigations, scientific practical techniques, perceptions of science andusing mathematical tools in science. Progression to higher education is strongly advised following this course.

What's covered?

  • Principles and applications of science
  • Practical scientific procedures and techniques
  • Science investigation skills
  • Laboratory techniques and their application
  • Investigative project
  • Contemporary issues in science
  • Physiology of human body systems
  • Human regulation and reproduction
  • Genetics and genetic engineering
  • Diseases and infection
  • Applications of organic chemistry
  • Microbiology and microbiological techniques
  • Practical chemical analysis
  • Medical physics applications
  • Maths and English

How will my work be assessed?

  • Coursework, assignment tasks (written reports, graphs and posters, projects) and performance observation assessments

What can I do after this?

  • Higher education at university or college to study a science-based degree
  • Seek employment as a junior or trainee technician in a hospital, or in areas such as biotechnology, pharmaceuticals or dental technology
  • four GCSEs at grade four/grade C or above, including maths, English and science, or
  • Applied Science Level 2 Extended Certificate plus maths and English at grade four/grade C or above, or equivalent
  • successful attendance at interview event

Open Event - Southend Campus

Wednesday, 09 October 2019

Thursday, 14 November 2019

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Our Southend Campus is located next to Southend Central train station and offers A-level courses and an impressive range of vocational subjects in realistic work environments using cutting-edge technology.


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  • Venue Southend Campus
  • Starts Wednesday, September 4, 2019
  • Attendance Full time
  • Duration 2 years
  • Provision School leavers
  • Cost Free
  • Cost details FREE to UK/EU under 19s not in employment
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