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Applied Science

Applied Science Level 3 Cambridge Technical

Course Entry Requirements; Combined Science GCSE at Grade 5 ,5 or above or  two separate science GCSE’s at Grade 4 or above.



Students will develop professional and practical skills through carrying out real experiments and research.

 You will gain an understanding of the different types of scientific industries and settings plus how laboratory design can vary across organisations and sectors. Students will apply their skills, knowledge and understanding to activities relevant to one pathway: food, environmental or human sciences.

Apart from applied science sector specific content, the requirements of the qualification will mean students develop the transferable and higher order skills that are highly regarded by both HE and employers. For example, carrying out practical laboratory tasks, planning investigations, collecting, analysing and presenting data, and reviewing and refining the methodology of practical and laboratory based work.

The course is broken down into 5 units; two are assessed through formal exams and three through controlled assessments that look at applying and evidencing theory through practical means. The units are as follows:

Unit 1

Science fundamentals

Unit 2

Laboratory techniques

Unit 3

Control of hazards in the laboratory

Unit 4


Unit 5

Product testing techniques

This level 3 qualification is equivalent to an A level and can be used for applications to Higher Education or for employment within the scientific field.

Student who have gained the level 3 Cambridge Technical in Applied Science have gone on to careers in areas such as;

Biological science

Forensic Science

Molecular biology


Sport Science

Medical technology




Food technology