BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Level 3)

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BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Level 3)
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The course consists of 18 units; six core units plus twelve specialist units, and is taken over two years. It is equivalent to 3 A Levels.
In biology you will study topics such as cell structure, immunology, disease, body systems, biochemistry, reproduction and physiology, gene technology etc and undertake practical experiments.
In chemistry you will study organic and inorganic processes and reactions. You will learn about atomic structure, bonding, rates of reaction, enthalpy and entropy as well as gaining experience in the laboratory. You will also learn to analyse experimental information including ultraviolet/visible spectroscopy, use of the Beer-Lambert law etc.
The units in physics cover electrical circuits and energy, sources of energy as well as the development of...




Hackney (London)
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Shoreditch Campus, Falkirk Street, N1 6HQ


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Where do I go if I have further questions? Prospective students can contact the course information team on 020 7613 9123. Or, you can email them: How much will it cost? Don’t worry about the cost of learning! We can help and advise you. For 16-18 year-olds, your tuition will be free and you may be able to get discounted travel with Transport for London student travel cards. 19+: Adults on many courses are eligible for Government funding for some or all of the fee. Adults aged 19-23 are eligible for Government funding up to and including their first full level 3 qualification, and after that they may access an Advanced Learner Loan to cover tuition fees if the course is loan-fundable. Adults aged 24+ on a level 3+ course may take out an Advanced Learner Loan to cover tuition fees if the course is loan-fundable. If you do need to pay a fee, the College offers a number of ways to pay and can also advise you about financial support available to you. How do I enrol? For 16-18 year old students main enrolment is the day when GCSE results are released (August). However, early enrolment does take place during the summer. Please contact our central admissions department for details on 020 7613 9123 or by email: For adults our main enrolment week is the last week in August. Student success Last year’s achievement rate was 90%. Students made very good progress compared with national averages for Level 3 courses and 95% of students went on to university. What's the time commitment The course runs over 3.5 days a week. Each specialist subject has four hours of contact time per week and is taught in two 2 hour blocks. However, if you add an AS Level or GCSE to your BTEC course it will require further study in the library and at home. Where do I go? Shoreditch Campus, Falkirk Street, London N1 6HQ. Visit the “How to find us” page on our website for directions. Support for you Before you start your lessons, you’ll take part in induction sessions, where you’ll meet other students and find out all about the support that’s available to you. This includes learning about the Virtual Learning Environment, tutorials and the campus facilities. All students can receive free, confidential and impartial advice on things like: your next step in education or your career, finance, housing, health, immigration, benefit claims, legal problems, sexual health, drugs, staying safe, personal / emotional concerns and other issues. The college experience Based in the heart of Hoxton, our Shoreditch Campus is a great place to study. It’s spacious, with well-thought out study facilities – plus outdoor and indoor social areas to catch up with friends. Students from many different backgrounds come to HCC and achieve – so you’re bound to fit in. HCC Sixth Form offers an academic (A Level) programme as well as a specialist science vocational programme. The college has a main sector geared towards adult courses, specialist language skills study ESOL and BSL; support for students developing independent living as well as specialist vocational training such as electrical engineering, carpentry and construction, European and community languages etc. However, there is a high degree of mixing of courses across the different sections of the college and some of our students take the opportunity to mix courses between different departments. Last year, 91% of our students said they’d recommend us to a friend. 83% said the college was a friendly place to study, 79% planned to progress onto another course with us and 97% felt that HCC was a safe place to be. Information about the college HCC is an award-winning College (Queen’s Anniversary Prize, Beacon Awards Winner (two years running), London Education Partnership Awards, TES 2012 FE Awards Winner, Investors in People GOLD award – and more!) Courses range from pre-entry level right up to post-graduate level.

BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science (Level 3)

Price on request