BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Applied Science


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 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.


Educational Experiences

Course Specific Trips, Visits & Experiences

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 via exam (50%) and coursework (50%).

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 including English and Mathematics (and a satisfactory school reference) in order to be accepted on a BTEC Level 3 Programme.

Students must also gain the additional GCSE grade:

  • Grade 5 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 Certificate in Applied Science information leaflet.

Website by