Level 3

Applied Science (with Forensics)

If you enjoy studying a mixture of physics, chemistry and biology but also have an interest in forensic science, and would like the opportunity to pursue a career in this field, then this BTEC Level 3 Applied Science (with Forensics) is the ideal course for you.

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Delivered over two years, the Level 3 Applied Science (with Forensics) will provide you with the equivalent of 3 A-levels, giving you a wide range of scientific knowledge and skills and practical experience needed for Higher Education or employment in the industry.


During this two year course you will study a range of specific science units in biology, environmental science, chemistry and physics through a range of theoretical, research and practical assessments. The variety of topics covered will allow you to gain a broad spectrum of knowledge and practical skills, with work structured to allow you to discover and explore your chosen speciality. Vocational science courses also require you to explore the application of these topics in industry, giving you a head start at the end of your studies when you enter the job market.   The introduction of Forensics into this course also gives extra scope to aim for alternative Higher Education programmes or different employment pathways.



The BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Applied Science is assessed through a combination of mainly coursework and some external examinations. This means that you have continual assessment over the course as well as some experience of external exams, to help prepare you for university assessments. The continual assessments will introduce the theoretical concepts you would meet during A-level studies, but allow you to develop through the more complex tasks, analysing the quality of your practical work and carrying out independent research to evidence your understanding in each separate topic area.


The course will also offer additional qualifications to enhance your employability or support progression to HE, such as Emergency First Aid at Work and Award in Higher Level Studies (with 8 additional UCAS points).   You will be supported to complete work experience in the sector, where we have strong links with local employers, as well as taking part in various enrichment opportunities locally and nationally.


Entry Requirements

4 x GCSEs at grade 4(C) or above, including Maths, English and Science


Mix of Exams and Coursework

Course Info

Full Time Further Education

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