Students choosing Applied Science will study an Applied General qualification for post-16 learners who want to continue their education through applied learning and who aim to progress to higher education and ultimately to employment, possibly in the applied science sector.
The qualification is equivalent in size to one A Level and aims to give a coherent introduction to study of the applied science sector. Learners who wish to take this qualification will have completed a Level 2 programme of learning with GCSEs or vocational qualifications. It also supports A-Level or Level 3 qualifications in Engineering, Computer Science and Maths.
At UTC South Durham, we deliver the Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate specification which focuses on the skills learners need to progress to higher education, employment, self-employment or training.
Course specification can be found here.