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BTEC L3 Foundation Diploma/Extended Diploma in Applied Science

HCUC (Harrow College & Uxbridge College)
Course summary
1 year
Full time
Uxbridge
Next available date: September 2021 - Uxbridge

Course description

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs grade 9-4 (grade A- C) which should include English, maths and core and additional science or a relevant BTEC Level 2 qualification in Applied Science (merit) together with GCSE maths at grade 9-4 (Grade A- C) and GCSE English at grade 9-3 (grade A*- D). References may be taken up. If you do not have a grade 9-4 in GCSE English or maths you will have to study these alongside your BTEC course.

Who is the course for

This exciting course is suitable for students with a strong interest in a practical approach to biological and chemical sciences.

Course Content

Course units include:

  • Fundamentals of science
  • Working in the science industry
  • Scientific investigation
  • Scientific practical techniques
  • Perceptions of science
  • Application of numbers for science technicians
  • Mathematics for science technicians
  • Physiology of human body systems
  • Medical physics techniques
  • Forensic psychology
  • Criminal psychology
  • Criminal investigation procedures.

Study Methods

The course involves taught lessons, practical classes, portfolio building sessions and workshops. Students are expected to work on their coursework outside their timetabled classes.

How is the course assessed

Some units are assessed by coursework which is internally marked and externally moderated. Students take two externally-examined units each year.

Where next - Further Studies

Progress from the Foundation Diploma to the Extended Diploma in Applied Science. After completing the Extended Diploma, progress onto a higher education course.

Where next - Job Opportunities

It is also possible to progress into employment in a science-related industry.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This exciting course is suitable for students with a strong interest in a practical approach to biological and chemical sciences.

Training Course Content

Course units include:

  • Fundamentals of science
  • Working in the science industry
  • Scientific investigation
  • Scientific practical techniques
  • Perceptions of science
  • Application of numbers for science technicians
  • Mathematics for science technicians
  • Physiology of human body systems
  • Medical physics techniques
  • Forensic psychology
  • Criminal psychology
  • Criminal investigation procedures.

Course delivery details

The course involves taught lessons, practical classes, portfolio building sessions and workshops. Students are expected to work on their coursework outside their timetabled classes.

Expenses

Concession fees might be avaliable for this course. Please check the college's website for more information.

About provider

HCUC (Harrow College & Uxbridge College)

HCUC - Harrow College & Uxbridge College

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Contact info

HCUC (Harrow College & Uxbridge College)

Park Road
UB8 1NQ Uxbridge Middlesex

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www.hcuc.ac.uk

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