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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 or at another institution.)

Course details

The course will build on the units previously studied at 90 Credit Diploma or Diploma Level. Units studied will mainly be in the 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 be arranged.

Entry guidelines

BTEC 90 Credit Diploma in Applied Science with Grade 4 or above in English and maths or 5 GCSEs at Grade A* - C or Grade 4 or above (including two sciences, maths and English). 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 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 offers a Foundation Degree in Chemistry. HNC & D Applied Chemistry / Applied Biology are also available. Students may also progress to a variety of degree courses at university or to a laboratory job or apprenticeship.

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When does this course run?

  • Starts 07th Sep 2018 - Ends 28th Jun 2019 Ref S201K001

    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 : £3050.00

    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 and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

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

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

    Planned Timetable
    Day Times Campus
    Monday 10:30 — 14:00 12 Quays
    Wednesday 12:00 — 15:30 12 Quays
    Thursday 14:00 — 17:00 12 Quays

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (all year round) and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-6.30pm (term time only).

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