Course Information

Pearson BTEC Level 3 90-Credit Diploma in Applied Science

Pearson
Sessions

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.

Full-Time
Campus: Dungannon
Week Starting: 01 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 1 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 15
Total Hours: 510
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator: Ruth.McAlister@swc.ac.uk

Full-Time
Campus: Dungannon
Week Starting: 01 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 1 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 15
Total Hours: 510
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator: Ruth.McAlister@swc.ac.uk

Full-Time
Campus: Enniskillen
Week Starting: 01 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 1 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 15
Total Hours: 510
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator: Katie.ODonovan@swc.ac.uk

Full-Time
Campus: Enniskillen
Week Starting: 01 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 1 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 15
Total Hours: 510
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator: Katie.ODonovan@swc.ac.uk

Full-Time
Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 01 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 1 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 15
Total Hours: 510
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 16
Course Coordinator: Christine.Irvine@swc.ac.uk

Full-Time
Campus: Omagh
Week Starting: 01 September 2020
Day: Subject to Timetable
Duration: 1 Year(s)
Number of Weeks: 34
Hours per Week: 15
Total Hours: 510
Fee: N/A
Places Available: 16
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 Nursing, Physiotherapy, Environmental Science, Food Science, Biomedical Science, Criminology, Zoology, dental Nursing and Stratified Medicine. The course is designed to develop learner's practical skills and expertise through hands on laboratory experience, industry workshops and project based learning.

Core Modules

Core units comprise of Fundamentals of Science; Working in the Science Industry; Scientific Investigations; Scientific Practical Techniques; Perceptions of Science.

Optional Modules

Five other units covering a range of scientific topics such as physiology, genetics, infectious dieases, biomedical, energy sources, forensics, psychology, eithics, environmental science, mathematics and chemistry.

Assessment Method

As a practically focused, vocational course, assessment will be primarily carried out by the use of projects and coursework assignments throughout the duration of the course. These will offer opportunities to achieve Pass, Merit and Distinction criteria, and will be tracked through the year to form one final grade for each unit. This will equate to UCAS points similar to A Level grades.

Progression Opportunities

On completion learners may progress to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science and then 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. PLEASE NOTE: If you are considering progression to Higher Education you should note that this qualification should be undertaken to top up existing UCAS points gainded through other Level 3 study. This programme provides many progression opportunities towards a variety of careers, such as Biomedical Science, Nursing, Physchology, 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, Match and ICT you will be required to complete Essentail Skills qualifications in these subjects as part of your programme of study.