Course overviewThis course is studied alongside 2 A Levels.
The Level 3 BTEC Extended Certificate in Applied Science is a mixed delivery course which will allow students to learn in a scientific workplace context and is broadly equivalent to one A Level. It covers aspects of Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths and allows students to gain necessary scientific knowledge and understanding, as well as laboratory, practical and analytical skills. This engaging programme is ideal for students who have an interest in the science disciplines. This is a two year course which involves a mixture of mandatory units and optional units covering the different science disciplines.
What else do I need to know?You will learn through a varied programme of lectures, practical laboratory sessions and external visits to work practitioners.
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What are the entry requirements?
You should also have GCSE grade 5-5 in Combined Science or two grade 5s in any science subject.
How is it assessed?
What financial support is on offer?
College Maintenance Allowance (CMA): Anyone with a household income under £23,000 can receive up to £20 per week financial support to help pay for travel and meals and meet the costs of essential trips, books, stationery and equipment. The payments will be subject to full attendance on your course. A range of other financial support is available, depending on your personal circumstances. For more details visit www.nscg.ac.uk/finance
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