Level 3 Applied Courses Explained
Level 3 Applied courses are two-year courses which combine practical learning with the study of theory. Although each subject is related to a general area of employment, the skills you develop can be transferred to a wide range of careers.
Level 3 Applied courses can be taken as:
an Extended Certificate = 1 course
a Diploma = 2 courses
an Extended Diploma = 3 courses
To create a full study programme you need to choose the equivalent of 3 courses; you can do this by combining Level 3 Applied courses with A Level's.
Please click here to see a full list of Level 3 Applied courses currently on offer to our students.
Note: We regularly review our entry requirements. Please check our course pages for up-to-date course specific entry requirements.
Combining A Levels & Level 3 Applied courses
At Long Road we give you the freedom to create your own academic study programme with unique combinations of both A Levels and Level 3 Applied courses.
All Level 3 study programmes consist of a learning aim equalling 3 parts:
- A Levels equal 1 part.
- Level 3 Applied courses equal 1, 2 or 3 parts.
You can combine these different elements to create your individual programme:
Select just A Levels...
- A Levels x 3
... Or just Level 3 Applied courses...
- Extended Diploma
- Extended Certificate x 3
- Diploma + Extended Certificate
... Or a mixture of both
- A Level + Extended Certificate x 2
- A Level + Diploma
- Extended Certificate + A Level x 2
When you make your application we’ll invite you to an interview we can give you advice and guidance on the best combination of subjects to meet your progression aims.
Level 3 Applied courses are assessed with a mixture of exam and non-exam assessment. See each course description for the breakdown.
Minimum Entry Requirements
5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above. Grade 4 or above in relevant GCSE subjects, or, a Merit in the subject applied for if taken as an Applied Level 2 course.
Courses will have specific entry requirements depending on the nature of the course. For example courses with a lot of extended writing will need higher grades in English GCSE. Please see course pages for details.
You can use your Level 3 Applied courses to progress to university, an apprenticeship or employment.