Science (Applied) Extended Certificate
These are vocational qualifications that provide students with key skills and specialist knowledge to progress onto many career paths in Science. Students follow a unit-based curriculum that equips them with practical, interpersonal and critical thinking skills alongside theory. The units are completed over 2 years, and include a mixture of internally and externally assessed units.
BTEC L3 Extended Certificate in Applied Science (equivalent to 1 A-level)
There are three mandatory units and one optional unit
• Unit 1: Principles and Application of Science I
• Unit 2: Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques
• Unit 3: Science Investigation Skills
Optional units may be taken from a range of units such as:
Physiology of Human Body Systems; Biological Molecules and Metabolic Pathways; Microbiology and Microbiological Techniques; Applications of Inorganic Chemistry; Practical Chemical Analysis.
The Extended Certificate is for students that are interested in learning about science alongside other areas, with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses, not necessarily in science.