This course provides an exciting and enjoyable pathway qualification to help you either enter employment or proceed to Higher Education. By studying a BTEC Level 3 National, learners develop the knowledge, understanding and skills required by the A broad basis of study for the health science sector, including essential employability skills, and apply them in real work contexts.
|Qualification name||BTEC National Extended Certificate in Applied Human Biology|
|Awarding organisation||Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)|
|Course type||Classroom based|
|Course start date||31st August 2023|
This course builds on the knowledge and understanding of GCSE science. It is expected that students will have achieved a 5-5 or above in combined science, or two single sciences, and a 5 in English Language (we will consider high 4-4 grades accompanied by 5 in maths).
All pupils must complete the following mandatory units: ● Principles of Applied Human Biology (External assessment) ● Practical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases ● Human Biology and Health Issues (External assessment) Pupils then complete one optional unit from: ● Functional Physiology ● Diseases, Disorders, Treatments and Therapies ● Genetics and Genetic Engineering ● Biomedical Science ● Human Reproduction and Fertility
● Written examination, marked externally (58%) ● Coursework, marked internally (42%)