Science - Level 3 Extended Diploma

Start Date: 5 September 2022
Duration: 2 Years
Attendance: Full Time
Location: King's Cross Centre
Suitable for: School Leavers (16-18)

About The Course

This course takes a practical approach to biological and chemical sciences, equipping you with the skills, experience and knowledge you need to pursue your scientific studies at a higher level.

What Will I Study?

This course consists of two separate qualifications. In your first year of study, you will work towards the Level 3 90-Credit Diploma. Following successful completion of this qualification, you will be able to progress to the Extended Diploma. Our Extended Diplomas offer equivalent UCAS points to studying 3 A Levels.

Topics covered can include:

  • Science at work
  • Scientific analysis
  • Monitoring the activity of the human body
  • Cells and molecules
  • Chemicals for a purpose
  • The physics of sport
  • Investigating the scientist's work
  • Sampling, testing and processing
  • Synthesising organic chemicals
  • Materials for a purpose
  • Applications of biotechnology
  • Working waves

What Will I Need?

You will need:

  • Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language, Maths and Science or an equivalent Level 2 qualification at Merit (and Functional Skills in English and Maths at Level 2/GCSE English Language and Maths at grade 4 or above)
  • A reference from your previous school/college

All applicants must have an initial assessment and interview to confirm that the course is suitable for them.

How Will I Be Assessed?

The course is assessed throughout the year with practical assignments and written tests.

What Will It Cost?

School Leavers

If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, it will be free. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.

What Can I Do After?

Progress to a wide range of degree and other higher education courses, apprenticeships or employment.

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