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Full Time Applied Science BTEC Certificate and Subsidiary Diploma Level 3

Swansea College

Diploma Of Higher Education , Applied Science

Course Description

Applied Science BTEC Certificate and Subsidiary Diploma (Level 3) Course content The Level 3 Certificate has three units and the Subsidiary Diploma has six. Students taking the Certificate or Subsidiary Diploma can choose to study the Welsh Baccalaureate. The units are still to be finalised, but based on previous years these are typical options: Level 3 Certificate Fundamentals of Science Working in the Science Industry Scientific Practical Techniques Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma Certificate units plus: Perceptions of Science Application of Numbers for Science Technicians Mathematics for Science Technicians Using Science in the Workplace Each unit is taught by a specialist lecturer. Assignments are set regularly and marks are posted online. Students progress is overseen by their personal tutor and by the course team as a whole. Level 3 BTEC qualifications are A Level standard qualifications and attract the same UCAS points. The Level 3 BTEC Certificate is equivalent to an AS Level. The Level 3 BTEC Subsidiary Diploma is equivalent to an A Level. The Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma was formerly called the -National Award . Level 3 BTECs equivalent to two or three A Levels are also available. See the details for the Diploma and the Extended Diploma. Duration The Certificate lasts one year and the Subsidiary Diploma normally takes two years. A one-year -fast-track Subsidiary Diploma option is possible. Qualifications gained BTECs are graded on a Pass/Merit/Distinction scale. Pass is equivalent to E grade A Level. Merit is C grade and Distinction is A grade. Assessment Every unit is assessed by coursework, which takes the form of essays, practical reports, presentations, minuted discussions, etc. Most units have four assignments, which are divided into separate tasks each with a deadline. Progression This is an ideal course for progression to Higher Education. Past students are studying for degrees in Medical Genetics, Biology, Paramedic Training, Forensic Science, Dental Technology, Criminology and Biochemistry Course Location Tycoch Campus Attendance Full Time Interview An interview is required

Applied Science BTEC Certificate and Subsidiary Diploma (Level 3) Course content The Level 3 Certificate has three units and the Subsidiary Diploma has six. Students taking the Certificate or Subsidiary Diploma can choose to study the Welsh Baccalaureate. The units are still to be finalised, but based on previous years these are typical options: Level 3 Certificate Fundamentals of Science ...

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