Course Info

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science

Course content & format

This is a part of the full time study programme. You will sit a series of examinations in both the first and second year of the two year course; you must pass all the exams to gain the qualification. You will also submit a number of Assignments. You will study for examinations and assignments which have their basis in Chemistry, Biology and Physics. You will learn through a variety of teaching methods which will aim to meet the needs of each individual and accommodate different learning styles for example, case studies, assessments, group work, practical work, projects, extended writing and interactive activities.

Throughout the course you will study 13 Units in total. These will include the areas of:

Core science, Investigation skills, Laboratory techniques, Physiology, Infection and Disease, Medical Physics, Organic and Inorganic Chemistry, Biochemistry and Contemporary Issues.

Your unique experience

The topics covered are relevant and link to many areas of employment or study with a medical professional and science career focus. The course will include practical Chemistry, Physics and Biology

Entry Qualifications

See Standard Entry Qualifications.

You are required to have 5 GCSEs at grade 4-9, including English, Maths and Science at Grade 4.

How is this course assessed?


● You will be assessed through a variety of assessment methods including discussions, displays, case studies, presentations, extended written work and timed assessments throughout the course.
● There are 4 written examinations spread across year one and two as well as practical assessment and assignments.
● All Units must be achieved at Pass or above.

What can I do next?

On successful completion of this qualification you can progress onto:

● Degree level study of Biomedical Science, Environmental Science, Biochemistry or another related subject.

● It also provides you with useful and transferable skills which can be appropriate to many other areas of study or employment.

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science

Please Note: While every effort is made to maintain the accuracy of these details, changes can and do occur. Please confirm the course details when enrolling.