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Applied Science (Applied Science) (Level 3 Extended Diploma)


Course Overview

This fascinating course enables the exploration of laboratory and field techniques of the applied scientist. It will provide you with a wide range of essential knowledge, skills and practical techniques for the science sector or further study. The course has a strong focus on the application of theory to real-life industrial settings and will deepen your science knowledge, allowing the opportunity for many progression pathways. This course is combined of both external and internal assignments. The external assessments are exams based on practical, research development, knowledge and application across biology, chemistry and physics contexts. The internal assignments are assessed using assignments, many with a strong focus on practical work and industry related knowledge and applications while developing your employment and personal skills. There are opportunities for project development in a science area of your choosing and the potential to enter national and international competitions to further your career prospects.
  • Start Date
    6 Sep 2021
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Campus
    Strand Road

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Start Date
  • Course: Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Applied Science)
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 06/09/2021

Course Offering

  • Site location Strand Road
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Course Modules

  • Principles and Applications of Science I
  • Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques
  • Science Investigation Skills
  • Laboratory Techniques and their Application
  • Principles and Application of Science II
  • Investigative Project
  • Contemporary Issues in Science
  • Physiology of Human Body Systems
  • Genetics and Genetic Engineering
  • Microbiology and Microbiological Techniques
  • Practical Chemical Analysis
  • Forensics Evidence, Collection and Analysis
  • Forensic Fire Investigation
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

4 GCSEs (Grade C or above) including a Science subject, English and Maths

ROI Requirements

4 OLCs (Grade 05 or above) including English and Maths, or Leaving Cert Applied - Merit

Work Placement


What's Next?

Further Study

This course provides the equivalent of 3 A Levels. You can progress to a range of Higher Education courses such as the Ulster University Foundation Degree in Applied and Medical Sciences or onto BSc Hons or MSc degree programmes such as Analytical Chemistry, Biomedical Science, Veterinary Science, Radiography, Environmental Science, Forensic Science as well as traditional routes such as biology, chemistry and physics. The qualification carries UCAS points and is recognised by higher education providers as meeting, or contributing to, admission requirements for many relevant Science courses. It also provides the skills for direct route into employment within the science sector or higher level apprenticeships.

Career Prospects

A qualification in applied science will help you to develop the understanding, knowledge and skills needed to work in a broad range of jobs in this industry. These could include Agricultural Research Scientist, Ambulance Paramedic, Analytical Scientist, Audiologist, Biochemist, Biologist, Biomedical Scientist, , Chemical Engineer, Chemical Plant Process Operator, Dental Nurse, Food Scientist, Health and Safety Inspector, Laboratory Technician, Medical Laboratory Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, and Veterinary Nurse etc.


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    I’m so glad I was able to spend the last 2 years focused on Art, rather than having to study 3 different subjects
    Caroline Barr
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    My time at NWRC gave me the confidence to open my own Beauty Salon. Now I'm a part-time lecturer for the College.
    Vanessa Canning

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