BTEC Applied Science

L3 Level 3
Full Time
6 September 2021 — 10 June 2022
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

About this course

Our BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Applied Science is a qualification for post-16 learners who want to continue their science education through applied and practical learning, and whose aim is to progress either to university or employment in the science sector. Based at our City Centre campus in Cardiff, this programme is ideal for learners who have an interest in either being lab technicians, working in forensic, analytical or medical science, becoming a nurse or a paramedic or for learners who want to study general/applied science at University. This is a two year course, with the qualification achieved being the equivalent to two A Levels.

What you will study

Learners will study the following 6 mandatory units:

  • Principles and Applications of Science I
  • Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques
  • Science Investigation Skills
  • Laboratory Techniques and their Application
  • Principles and Applications of Science II
  • Investigative Project

Plus 2 additional units (potentially):

  • Forensic evidence, collection and analysis
  • Diseases and infections

Course fee per year

Registration Fee Payable on Enrolment: £0.00

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs A* - C including English Language, Maths and Double Science. Science and Maths should be Grade B or higher.

Teaching and assessment

  • Written exams and assignments

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

6 September 2021

End date

10 June 2022

Time of day

Day Time

Full Time

9 hours per week


City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Maps & directions

Course code



Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Applied Science



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City Centre Campus, Cardiff
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

City Centre Campus,

Dumballs Road,


CF10 5FE