Applied Science Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma

23078L1 | Leigh College
Start Date | Sept 18
Time/Day | FULL TIME

Is this course for me?

This is an exciting practical, work related course delivering the skills and knowledge to enable you to perform a specialist scientific role in industry, commerce and science related employment. It is an assignment based course covering three key areas (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) with emphasis on the work of scientists and technicians.

What will I study?

The core units are: fundamentals of science, working in the science industry, scientific investigation, scientific practical techniques, perceptions of science and using mathematical tools in science. There are a further 13 specialist units which are selected from a bank of applied science and technology units in the main scientific fields. This enables you to study particular areas of science in greater depth and to focus on key applications.

How long is the course?

Full time for two academic years.

How will I be assessed?

By completion of coursework assignments and projects based on realistic, work based situations and activities.

What qualifications do I need?

A minimum of 5 A*-C / 9-4 GCSE subjects or equivalent including maths or English and science.

What can I progress onto?

The course will enable you to enter laboratory based employment or to study for higher level qualifications in applied sciences.

Other Information

The course is equivalent to 3 A Levels. You will receive support from a well qualified, experienced and enthusiastic team of professional staff. If you are 16 18 years old, you may be eligible for our FREE bus pass. Find out more at There are also three College bus services available for 16-18 year olds travelling to Leigh College; Bolton, Farnworth and Westhoughton to Leigh College; Walkden to Leigh College and Warrington to Leigh College.

Course Fees

16-18 Year Olds 19+ year olds Do I have to pay for my course?
FREE £7188.90 O

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Course fees shown are per annum (unless indicated otherwise). Courses lasting longer than one year, fees will be payable per year.

If you need advice on any financial support that may be available to you, please contact us on or phone 01942 761111

Wigan & Leigh College endeavours to ensure that the information provided in this publication is accurate at the time of going to publication. All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time. The College cannot accept liability arising out of such changes or connected to such changes, however it will undertake to minimise disruption to students.

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