Title

Science

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

12 Quays Full Time Level 3 Duration 36 weeks

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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

Priority will be given to applicants who are aged 16-18 years old.

4 GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C), including English Language, Maths and two Science GCSEs.

or

Relevant Level 2 qualification at merit or distinction and English Language and Maths at grade 9-4 (A*-C).

and

Satisfactory interview, assessment and school report or 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 (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 1st September 2020 - Ending - 25th June 2021

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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.

This is a full level 3 course

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


Planned Timetable

Day Times Campus
Tuesday 10:00 — 17:00 12 Quays

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