Applied Science Foundation Diploma Yr1 Level 3

Applied Science Foundation Diploma Yr1 Level 3

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This course is the first year of the Extended Diploma in Science; the course design develops practical and theoretical knowledge further and prepares learners for university study or employment in the different areas of science.

You will develop scientific practical techniques and learn about working in the science industry. You will also build on study skills for science such as communication, analytical, evaluative and research skills.


Duration 1 year
Study mode Full Time
Start date 09/09/2019
Campus Park Lane Campus
Course code 72814-01
Fee 16 - 18: no fee. 19+ : £3,037

What you learn

During this year, you will be studying:

Unit 1 – Principles and Applications of Science I

Unit 2 – Practical Scientific Procedures and techniques

Unit 3 – Science Investigation Skills

Unit 4 – Laboratory Techniques and their Application

Plus 2 optional units.

How you will be assessed

There are two examined units, which are assessed externally, unit 1 and unit 3, and the remaining units will be assessed via coursework, practical assessments and presentations.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE’s at 4 or C and above, including Maths, English and Science.

Level 2 Diploma in Science at Merit.

What's next

A Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science will gain you access to many University courses. In fact, 95% of Universities accept this qualification.

If you know what you would like to study in future, check the course requirements by looking at University websites or You can progress to degree courses in Medical Science, Pharmacy, Diagnostic Radiotherapy, Biochemistry and many more. Remember to check the GCSE requirements too, to make sure you meet these. 

You may also choose to apply for a Foundation Degree, either at University or one of those offered by our HE department at Leeds City College.


Campus Locations

Park Lane Campus

Park Lane
West Yorkshire
0113 3861997
Nearest train station
Leeds Central Station, 0.7 MilesWebsite