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Applied Science Level 3 Extended Diploma

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Key information

Qualification type

A-level, Vocational

Course code



Level 3


Kings Road,
Reading, RG1 4HJ

Start date

Sep 2020

Prepare to work in the science industry with a qualification that enables you to develop the knowledge and practical scientific skills that are relevant to employers.

This programme will give you the opportunity to acquire a range of technical employability personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.

What I'll learn

You will learn units covering areas of:

  • laboratory science
  • forensic science
  • medical science
  • environmental science
  • biological chemical
  • physical science

After completing this course, you could progress on to employment with organisations that use science. These can include roles such as: quality control technician, medical physics technician, or scientific editors and proofreaders.

You could also progress on to higher education in science.



How I'll learn

You will work in the science laboratories and will be taught by our experienced specialist staff.


How I'll be assessed

Assessment for this course is through a combination of coursework and examination.

The examination period is May/ June.

There are regular assignments, essays and class-based assessments to help you develop your study skills for the next educational step.


Entry Requirements

You will need a Merit in the Applied Science BTEC Level 2 Diploma or five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English, maths and sciences.

We will interview you to make sure that you can succeed on the course.


How to Apply

You can register for this course online. Click on ENROL NOW and follow the steps below:

  • Register your contact details online and verify your account
  • Go to your desired course page and click again on ENROL NOW. Follow the link to pay for your course

Course places are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. We would encourage you to enrol on your chosen course as soon as possible. If you prefer to enrol in person please visit us at one of our college Advice Centres or enrol over the phone via 0800 612 6008.

This course will be run subject to demand. If you wish to enrol within one week of the start date, please call us on 0800 612 6008 first to check the course is running.