This Pearson BTEC Level 3 Foundation / Extended Diploma is for learners who want to continue their education through applied learning and who aim to progress to higher education and ultimately to employment in the science industry sector.
The qualification is equivalent in size to 3 A Levels studied over two years. Learners wishing to take this qualification will have successfully completed a Level 2 programme of learning, with GCSEs or vocational qualifications.
The requirements of the qualification will mean learners develop the transferable and higher-order skills that are highly regarded by both higher education and employers. For example, practical and analytical skills, reading scientific text, problem solving and carrying out practical laboratory tasks. In addition to your main programme, you will also engage in activities to develop your English, maths and employability skills.
|Duration||Two Years: Year 1: Foundation Diploma | Year 2: Extended Diploma|
|Campus / Adult Skills Centre||Colchester Campus|
|Start Date||September 2023|
|Applications||Applications opened on Monday 3rd October 2022|
|Fee(s)||16-18 year olds: Free|
19+: £7,395 (This fee covers the full two-year course)
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