Course Information


Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science (RQF)

Pearson
Sessions

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Full-Time
Campus: Dungannon
Week Starting: 01 September 2022
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 15
Total Hours: 510
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 14
Course Coordinator: Ruth.McAlister@swc.ac.uk

Full-Time
Campus: Enniskillen
Week Starting: 01 September 2022
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 15
Total Hours: 510
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 12
Course Coordinator: Katie.ODonovan@swc.ac.uk

Full-Time
Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 01 September 2022
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 2 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 15
Total Hours: 510
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 12
Course Coordinator: Christine.Irvine@swc.ac.uk

Description

The aim of this course is to build upon learners' interest in Science, to develop their skills, deepen their understanding, and prepare them for progression into Higher Education or into employment in the Science industry. The broad based and applied nature of the course is designed to equip students with the skills they need for a variety of scientific careers. Previous students have pursued careers in Healthcare, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Environmental Science, Food Science, Biomedical Science, Pharmacy, Dental Nursing and Stratified Medicine. The course will also develop learners' practical skills and expertise through hands on laboratory experience, industry workshops and project based learning.

Core Modules

Seven Mandatory units:

  • Principles and Applications of Science I and II
  • Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques
  • Science Investigation Skills
  • Laboratory Techniques and their Application
  • Investigative Project
  • Contemporary Issues in Science
  • Optional Modules

    A range of units covering subject including anatomy and physiology, genetics, infectious diseases, biomedical techniques, energetics, maths and chemistry.

    Assessment Method

    As a practically focused, vocational course, module assessment will be by a variety of means, including projects and coursework assignments, with written and on-line examinations. These will offer opportunities to achieve Pass, Merit and Distinction criteria, and will be tracked through the course to form one final grade for each unit. This will equate to UCAS points similar to A Level grades.

    Progression Opportunities

    On successful completion, learners may progress to a range of Higher Education courses such as the Ulster University Foundation Degree in Applied and Medical Sciences (Enniskillen Campus) or other Honours Degree programmes in science and related areas. Alternatively, you could move into employment within the science sector. This programme provides many progression opportunities towards a variety of careers, such as Biomedical Science, Nursing, Psychology, Food and Nutrition, Environmental Science, Criminology and Veterinary Sciences.

    Entry Requirements

    Four GCSEs, including a science related subject, at Grade C or above. Entry is subject to a successful interview. If you do not have grade C or above in English, Maths and ICT you will be required to completed Essential Skills qualifications in these subjects as part of your programme of study.