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Qualification name BTEC National Extended Certificate in Applied Science
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Full-time
Course start date 5th September 2024
Cost description 0
Attendance pattern Daytime

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The Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended National Certificate in Applied Science is intended for post-16 learners who want to continue their education through applied learning and who aim to progress to higher education, and ultimately to employment, possibly in the applied science sector. The qualification is equivalent in size to an A Level qualification and aims to give a basic introduction to the study of applied science.

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Students are most likely to succeed if they have: Five GCSEs at Grade 5 or above Two Science GCSEs at Grade 4/5 or above

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Year 1 AS or equivalent Unit 1: Principles of applied human biology, including cells, tissues and biological molecules, body systems, immune response, genetics and health; Unit 2: Practical microbiology and infectious diseases Year 2: A2 or equivalent Unit 3: Human biology and health initiatives You will also study one additional unit, which has been designed to support progression to applied human biology, health and health science courses in HE. Functional physiology Disease, disorders, treatments and therapies Genetics and genetic engineering Biomedical science Human reproduction and fertility The course is assessed through exams, written coursework and practical investigations throughout the two years of study.

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Classroom based

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Sc in Nursing or Midwifery; BSc (Hons) in Occupational Health; BSc (Hons) in Sport Science. You should always check the entry requirement for degree programmes at specific HE providers.

The requirements of the qualification will mean that you will develop transferable skills such as team working and an opportunity to concentrate over an extended period on your research and investigative techniques.

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Name Newton Abbot College
Address Old Exeter Road
Newton Abbot
TQ12 2NF
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Phone 01626 367335
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