Applied Science Top up Extended Diploma Yr 2 Level 3

Applied Science Top up Extended Diploma Yr 2 Level 3

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This course is the second 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 72803-01
Fee 16 - 18: no fee. 19+: £4,706

What you learn

During this year, you will be studying the remaining mandatory units:

Unit 5 - Principles and Applications of Science II,

Unit 6 - Investigative Project

Unit 7 - Contemporary Issues in Science.

Plus the remaining 4 optional units.

How you will be assessed

There are two externally assessed units, unit 5 and unit 7 and the remaining units are assessed via coursework, practical assessments and presentations.

Entry requirements

Complete Foundation Diploma.

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

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.


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