BTEC Level 3 in Applied Science :: Bishop Burton College

Course: BTEC Level 3 in Applied Science

Department: Applied Science

Type: 16+

Duration: One or two years

The Course

The course combines science and social science, both of which focus on the diverse work carried out by laboratory scientists and enables students to gain both a theoretical and a practical feel for the lab science sector. Students benefit from having access to a crime scene room, enabling them to gain first-hand experience of forensic evidence collection, including DNA collection and blood splatter analysis.


  • One-year Extended Certificate, including English and Maths
  • One-year Foundation Diploma  
  • Two-year Diploma, including English and Maths 
  • Two-year Extended Diploma.

What You Study

  • The application of science within the legal framework
  • Searching for and examining physical traces
  • Crime scene identification
  • Establishing cause of incident
  • Laboratory analysis
  • The latest in industry best practice
  • Science investigation
  • English and Maths, as required.

How To Apply

Application is through our online application form or by the Common Application Process (CAP).

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 4 or C or equivalent, preferably including Science, English and Maths. Life experience will be taken into account when considering applications from mature students. A satisfactory reference is also required.

George Pilington

BTEC Level 3 in Applied Science

George has a passion for science, in particular chemistry and biology, and is aiming to continue his studies at a higher level. He is also keen on a number of sports and has two part-time jobs, one as a lifeguard and one at his local pub.