The level 3 Applied science courses are designed to give the student an opportunity to explore different scientific techniques and there applications. The units are practical skilled based allowing the progression into many scientific careers and University courses. The national certificate can be used as a top up programme. The course is assessed by practical observations, examinations and assignments. The level 3 National extended diploma is equivalent to 3 A levels.
The Level 3 BTEC Nat Extended Diploma in Applied Science is suitable for students who want to progress from level 2 or GCSE and looking to progress to a HNC.
5 GCSE’s Grade 4 or C, two must be an English and maths subject or Level 2 Applied science Diploma and an English and maths GCSE grade 4 or C and above
Here are some of the units covered in the course: Principles and applications of science, Practical scientific techniques, Science investigation and investigative project, Laboratory techniques and their application, Contemporary issues in science, Physiology of human body systems, Biomedical science, Genetics and genetic engineering, Medical physics applications.
Exam and assignments
Full Time Further Education courses are free to school leavers and those who are under 19 on 31 August of the year they start their course. Exam resit fees may apply as applicable. Grantham College reserves the right to offer a substitute course if the qualification advertised is not funded by the government.
Students enrolling onto their first full Level 2 or Level 3 course or below who are aged between 19 and 23 may be able to enrol for free. This is a government initiative and the course offer is subject to change. Grantham College reserves the right to offer a substitute course if the qualification advertised is not funded by the government. This does not affect your rights under Consumer Law.
The government have expanded their National Skills Fund Free Course for Jobs Offer. This policy gives adults, of any age, without a Level 3 qualification the chance to gain their first level 3 qualification for free, from a choice of hundreds of courses with good wage outcomes and the ability to meet key skills needs. From 1 April 2022, eligibility for the offer has been expanded so that any adult in England who is earning under the National Living Wage annually (£18,525) or are unemployed will also be able to access this selection of free qualifications, even if they already have a Level 3 qualification or higher.
Where qualifications are not included in the Free Course for Jobs Offer, students aged 19 years or over on the 1st day of their course may qualify for an Advanced Learning Loan to help with college fees on applicable course.
Advanced Learning Loan to help with college fees on applicable course. Students won't have to pay anything back until the end of their course and are earning £27,295 per year. Household income isn't taken into account and there's no credit check. Eligibility is dependent on course, nationality, and age to meet the ESFA funding eligibility criteria.
Students that are unemployed and currently seeking work, or on a low income of up to £18,525.00 per annum may be able to enrol to a course at Level 2 or below free of charge. This is a government initiative and the course offer is subject to change. Grantham College reserves the right to offer a substitute course if the qualification advertised is not funded by the government. This does not affect your rights under Consumer Law.
Higher Education or HNC Level 4