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Science

BTEC Applied Science (Medical Science) 90 Credit Diploma - S143

12 Quays Full Time Level 3

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This practical, work-related course will provide you with a solid foundation in various aspects of medical science, biology and physics. This course is one of the recommended pathways for those seeking a career in nursing.

Course Details

The course is made up of 9 units. Core units include:

  • Fundamentals of Science
  • Working in the Science Industry
  • Scientific Investigations
  • Scientific Practical Techniques
  • Using Mathematical Tools in Science (half unit)

Optional units (chosen from the list below to meet the needs of the majority of learners)

  • Mathematical Calculations for Science (half unit)
  • Using Statistics in Science (half unit)
  • Using Science in the Workplace
  • Physiology of Human Body Systems
  • Physiology of Human Regulation and Reproduction
  • Biochemistry and Biochemical Techniques
  • Energy Changes, Sources and Applications
  • Microbiological Techniques
  • Chemistry for Biology Technicians
  • Electrical Circuits and their Industrial Applications
  • Genetics and Genetic Engineering
  • Practical Chemical Analysis
  • Medical Physics Techniques
  • Biomedical Science Techniques
  • Chemical Laboratory Techniques
  • Physiological Investigations
  • Diseases and Infections
Entry Guidelines

Four GCSE grades A to C (grade 4 or above) - two sciences, mathematics and English. Equivalent qualifications such as BTEC Level 2 Science (merit or distinction grades) plus maths and English, Grade 4 or above, will be considered. Satisfactory interview, assessment, school report and/or satisfactory reference.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

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 (or Grade 4 or above) in English and maths
  • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips

Where can I progress to?
  • BTEC Applied Science Extended Diploma.
  • Entry into laboratory, technical, scientific or other employment
  • Progression to an advanced apprenticeship or higher level apprenticeship in a medical or laboratory environment
  • If the Extended Diploma in Applied Science is completed then:
  • Entry to university study for a degree in, for example, biomedical science biochemistry, genetics, microbiology, biology, education, nursing, zoology or radiography
  • Entry to Wirral Metropolitan College's HNC or HND Diplomas in Applied Biology / Foundation Degree in Chemistry

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You could progress to these Wirral Met courses:


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Starting 2nd September 2019 - Ending - 26th June 2020REF S143L001

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 : £4200.00

If you are aged 19+, you may be able to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan (which is available for this course).

Please see our fees & discounts leaflet.

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.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2019-20.


Planned Timetable

Day Times Campus
Monday 10:00 — 15:30 12 Quays
Tuesday 09:00 — 15:00 12 Quays
Wednesday 09:00 — 14:30 12 Quays

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11 to 4pm and Wednesdays 4 to 6.30pm (term time only).

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