Applied Science Level 3

Course Overview

If you are looking to build a learning programme with a strong core of scientific study, or are looking to progress to higher education or a career in the STEM industry, then Level 3 Applied Science may be the course for you! 

This course is available to study as an Extended Certificate (60-credit course, equivalent to 1 A Level).

Our Applied Science course is designed for students who are interested in learning about Science alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses. Students have gone onto a variety of university courses such as Biochemistry, Biomedical Science, Forensic Science, Mechanical \ Engineering, Pharmacy, Physics, Physiotherapy, Sports Science, Sports Therapy or apprenticeships, such as Electrician, Lab Science, Mechanic, Midwifery, Paramedic, and Police.

We organise a number of trips and visiting speakers throughout the year. Next year we hope to visit Aarhus, Denmark, to see how the city has gone green and become a world leader in sustainable living!

Year 1 Modules

  • Principles and Applications of Science I 
  • Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques 

Year 2 Modules

  • Science Investigation Skills
  • Physiology of Human Body Systems 

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Key Info

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • Five GCSEs at Grade 4 including:
    • Grade 4 in GCSE English Language
    • Grade 5 in GCSE Maths
    • Grade 5 in 2 GCSE Sciences or GCSE Double Science


  • 58% Exam
  • 42% Coursework
  • Exam Board: Pearson



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Why choose this course? 

You will enjoy this course if you have a talent, passion or curiosity for Science and want a career in a STEM-related field.

Skills you'll gain

Employability skills: Communicating, working collaboratively, negotiating and influencing, self-presentation, self-management, adaptability and resilience, self-monitoring and development, using critical thinking, approaching non-routine problems, applying expert and creative solutions, using systems and technology.

Transferable knowledge and skills for higher education: ability to learn independently, ability to research actively and methodically, being able to give presentations and being active group members, reading scientific and technical texts, effective writers, analytical & practical skills, preparation for assessment methods used in degrees.

After Long Road

Students have gone onto a variety of University courses such as:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biomedical Science
  • Forensic Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Pharmacy
  • Physics
  • Physiotherapy
  • Sports Science
  • Sports Therapy

or apprenticeships such as...

  • Electrician
  • Lab Science
  • Mechanic
  • Midwifery
  • Paramedic
  • Police

I chose to study at Long Road because it has a friendly working atmosphere. I took the Applied Science Extended Certificate because I wanted to study forensic science. This will help me to pursue my career in radiography