Course Overview

This course is ideal for students who are interested in studying science but do not wish to study a separate A Level Science qualification.

This course can be taken as a BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (*) or a BTEC Diploma (**) so there is something to suit each learner’s choice of study programme.


Who is this course aimed at?

This course is aimed at students who:

  • Would like to progress to Higher Education to study Science or a Health related field
  • Would like to gain a broad understanding of science
  • Would like to take a course that is assessed entirely by coursework
  • Have a strong interest in the work of scientist in a range of different fields

What will you learn?

All units taken count towards the final grade that is awarded.

Core Units are:

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (1 A Level equivalent): 
  • Fundamentals of Science
  • Working in the Science Industry
  • Scientific Practical Techniques
BTEC Diploma (2 A Level equivalent): 
  • Scientific Investigations
  • Perceptions of Science
  • Using Mathematical Tools in Science
Optional Units:
  • Using Statistics in Science
  • Physiology of Body Systems
  • Biochemistry and Biochemical Techniques
  • Genetics and Genetic Engineering
  • Medical Physics Techniques
  • Industrial Chemical Reactions
  • Astronomy

BTEC Level Three

Course Leader:
Rowena Scott

Course Length:
Two Years

Entry Requirements:
GCSE Grade 4 in Science, Maths and English with an average points score of 3.2 or above.

How is the course assessed:
This course is assessed by coursework.