BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Medical)


This course aims to develop an appreciation of the competencies, skills and knowledge required for higher education and employment in Science-based careers. It is designed to give you a detailed understanding of medical science and the application of science to real situations in the workplace.    


This qualification (which is the equivalent to three A Levels) will provide students with the opportunity to specialise in Medical Science and specific areas within this, such as Human Physiology and Medical Science techniques in various fields. Students could progress on to medically related degree courses such as Biomedical Sciences, Genetics and Radiography or careers in laboratory-based industries.

Course Content

Students will study a range of units on the BTEC programme covering all of the core sciences and specialising in the medical application of each discipline. Throughout the course, students will have the opportunity to complete practical investigations and experiments, as well as develop their research and independent study skills.

The units studied on this course include:

  • Fundamentals of Science
  • Working in the Science Industry
  • Scientific Practical Techniques
  • Perceptions of Science
  • Physiology of Human Body Systems
  • Biochemistry and Biochemical Techniques
  • Genetics and Genetic Engineering


Educational Experiences

Course Specific Trips & Visits

The College runs a number of educational experiences each year to enable students to contextualise their learning. These experiences include trips and presentations by visiting speakers.


The course is assessed by 50% exam and 50% coursework

The exam board for this course is Pearson EDEXCEL.

Entry Requirements

Students wishing to do BTEC Level 3 courses, need to have (or expect to achieve) at least four GCSE passes at Grade 4 or above with English and Mathematics at 3 or better (and a satisfactory school reference) in order to be accepted on a BTEC Level 3 Programme. 

Students must also gain the following GCSE grade:

  • Grade 4/C in Science

How to Apply

Applications for entry September 2018

The application form for the academic year 2018-2019 is available to download here.

Students should return their completed forms directly to Coulsdon College, NOT their schools. All applications will be considered according to the College's Admissions Policy Admissions Policy.

Please see the Admissions timetable for information about the College’s enrolment process.

Download Course Leaflet

Download the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Medical) information leaflet.

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