Applied Science BTEC

Pearson Level 3 BTEC National Extended Certificate in Applied Science

What is the subject and why should you study it?

BTECs embody a fundamentally learner-centred approach to the curriculum, with a flexible, unit-based structure and knowledge applied in project-based assessments. They focus on the holistic development of the practical, interpersonal and thinking skills required to be able to succeed in employment and higher education. Students who are intending to step into employment either after 18 or via higher education would benefit from the learning model used in BTEC qualifications.  Our applied science course enables students to experience the vast range of employment possibilities within the science sector.

Course content

Year 1Year 2
Unit 1 Principles and Applications of Science I (90 GLH)

External Exam

Unit 3 Science Investigation Skills (120 GLH)

External Exam

Unit 2 Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques (90 GLH)

Coursework unit

Unit 8 Physiology of Human Body Systems (60 GLH)

Coursework unit


How is the course assessed?

4 units of work are completed of which 3 are mandatory and 2 are externally assessed (exams). The other 2 units are coursework units which are assessed and moderated within the UTC.

Course requirements

At least Grade 5 for GCSE Science

Specification: BTEC Nationals | Applied Science (2016) | Pearson qualifications