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BTEC Level 3 in Applied Science

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title BTEC National Extended Diploma in Applied Science
Code 11
Qualification Type National Award (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 3


The course combines science and social science, both of which focus on the diverse work carried out by laboratory scientists and enables students to gain both a theoretical and a practical feel for the lab science sector. Students benefit from having access to a crime scene room, enabling them to gain first-hand experience of forensic evidence collection, including DNA collection and blood splatter analysis.

A range of pathways are available:

  • One-year Extended Certificate, including English and Maths
  • One-year Foundation Diploma  
  • Two-year Diploma, including English and Maths 
  • Two-year Extended Diploma.


  • The application of science within the legal framework
  • Searching for and examining physical traces
  • Crime scene identification
  • Establishing cause of incident
  • Laboratory analysis
  • The latest in industry best practice
  • Science investigation
  • English and Maths, as required.

How will it be delivered?

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at grade C or 4 or equivalent, preferably including Science, and English and Maths. Life experience will be taken into account when considering applications from mature students. A satisfactory reference is also required.

Your next steps...

Students who successfully complete this course can go on to study the subject at degree-level.


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