BTEC Applied Science Extended Diploma - S201

12 Quays Full Time Level 3 Duration 36 weeks

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This course is designed for those wishing to top up a 90 Credit Diploma to an Extended Diploma in Applied Science. Students undertaking this course may have studied at Wirral Met College or another institution.

Course Details

The course will build on units previously studied at 90 Credit Diploma or Diploma Level. Units studied will cover chemistry, physics and biology topics required to gain entry into the College's own HE programmes and to a variety of other university HE programmes.

All students will undertake further study in English and mathematics and develop employability skills. Scientific work experience or work simulation will also be arranged.

Entry Guidelines

BTEC 90 Credit Diploma in Applied Science with Grade C/4 or above in English and maths or 5 GCSEs at Grade A*-C/Grade 4 or above (including two sciences, maths and English).

Satisfactory interview, assessment, school report and/or satisfactory reference.

Assessment Method

Assessment is mainly by assignment.

Additional Information

Are you aged 16-18?
Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:

  • A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
  • English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A* - C in English and maths
  • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips

Where can I progress to?

Wirral Met College offers a Foundation Degree in Chemistry as well as HNC & HND Applied Chemistry/Applied Biology. Students may also progress to a variety of degree courses at university or to a laboratory job or apprenticeship.

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Starting 1st September 2021 - Ending - 24th June 2023

REF S201N001

If you are aged 16-18:

This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

If you are aged 19 or over:

Fee : £6000.00

Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you if you are aged 19-23 and you do not already have a level 3 qualification.

Please see our fees & discounts leaflet.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2020-21.

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