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Applied Science: Biomedical or Applied Science (Level 3)

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Course outline

You will gain the knowledge, understanding and skills that are needed for a career in the science industry. You will develop essential practical laboratory skills through a wide range of experiments. You will also develop skills in how to plan, research, analyse and interpret data and present your findings.  

Depending on the chosen pathway your course will cover:

  • Principles and application of science
  • Practical scientific procedures and techniques
  • Science investigation skills
  • Laboratory techniques and their application
  • Investigative project
  • Physiology of human body systems
  • Microbiology and microbiological techniques
  • Medical physics applications
  • Biomedical science
  • Genetics and genetic engineering
  • Astronomy and space science
  • Industrial chemical reactions

English and maths - skills for your future

Employers and universities really value skills in English and maths. So, building on your existing knowledge of these subjects will help you prepare for your future career or further study. 

Enterprise skills
Our courses are designed to help you achieve your ambitions, whether you plan to go on to a higher level of study or start a career. Employability and study skills will be included to help you develop the broad skills required by industry. They will vary from course to course and are designed to meet local and national employer needs

Please use the following course codes when applying:

  • Applied Science pathway: CC2142LF12
  • Biomedical pathway: CC2139LF12

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Maid Marian Way, Nottingham NG1 6AB


05 September 2017 - 30 June 2019

Course code:



Maid Marian Way, Nottingham NG1 6AB


05 September 2017 - 30 June 2019

Course code:


BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Applied or Biomedical Science


2 years

Level Level 3
Entry requirements
  • 5 GCSE’s at Grade 9 to 4/A* to C, including Science, English Language and Maths at Grade 9 to 4/A* to C); or  
  • A relevant Level 2 vocational qualification plus English Language and Maths at GCSE Grade 9 to 4/A* to C

Functional Skills Level 2 will be accepted as an equivalent to GCSE English Language and/or Maths.

Teaching & assessment

Some of the mandatory units are externally assessed written exams or set tasks. The optional units are all internally set assignments. Your progression will be monitored with your personal tutor

  • Foundation degree in healthcare science here at Central
  • University-level courses in health science, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, biomedical science, microbiological science, forensic science, environmental/conservation, or similar
  • Employment in science, including in a microbiology or chemistry laboratory, genetics, engineering, nursing, an operating theatre, in radiography, health sciences, or as a pharmacy or science technician apprentice

Want to know more about the careers this course could open up to you? Check our Career Coach here!

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