Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Applied Science

Start Date: 07 September 2020
Funding information: Free For Eligible 16-18 year olds and First Full L3 for 19-23 year olds. Adult Learner Loans available, course costs apply.
Duration: 2 years
Attendance: Full-time Provision

Course Overview

This two year course will give you an in-depth understanding of science and its application in industry. You will explore a number of fundamental scientific concepts in chemistry, biology and physics. It's perfect if you want to pursue a career in the field of science, with roles ranging from laboratory and industrial science, to chemistry and chemical engineering. This course is equivalent to three A Levels.

Course Content

You will complete a number of units all designed to give you an excellent grounding in the many aspects of science. You will study a range of units including: Fundamentals of Science Working in the Science Industry Scientific Investigations Scientific Practical Techniques Perceptions of Science Using Mathematical Tools in Science

Entry Requirements

Five GCSE subjects at grade C/4 or above (including English, maths and a science), or a relevant Level 2 diploma.

Assessment Methods

  • coursework

  • written assessments

  • written exams

  • practical assessments


You will be able to progress to university level study or on to employment.