BTEC Nationals Applied Science (2016)

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Specification update: November 2017

We have made a minor amend to Unit 1, Learning Aim B3. For more details please see the Erratum Notice under Course Materials.

We have also extended the assessment time for Unit 1 to two hours and Unit 5 to 2.5 hours. The number of questions and number of marks remains the same.

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Guide

Introductory Guide
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Certificate 

Teaching from: September 2016
External assessment from: September 2017
Performance tables (England): Applied General (2018)

Applied General

Designed as a one-year full-time course or a full two-year programme when studied alongside further Level 3 qualifications.

Supports further progression in creative media education, to an Apprenticeship or entry level employment in the science sector.

A Guide to External Assessment: this guide brings together details of support materials and key information for the sector to help prepare your learners for external assessment.

Specification

Certificate specification
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Guide

Introductory Guide
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Extended Certificate 

Teaching from: September 2016
External assessment from: September 2017
Performance tables (England): Applied General (2018)

Applied General

Designed as a one-year full-time course or a full two-year programme when studied alongside further Level 3 qualifications.

Supports further progression in creative media education, to an Apprenticeship or entry level employment in the science sector.

A Guide to External Assessment: this guide brings together details of support materials and key information for the sector to help prepare your learners for external assessment.

Specification

Extended Certificate specification
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Guide

Introductory guide
Download PDF | 4.7 MB

Foundation Diploma 

Teaching from: September 2016
External assessment from: September 2017
Performance tables (England): Applied General (2018)

Applied General

Designed as a one-year full-time course or a full two-year programme when studied alongside further Level 3 qualifications.

Supports further progression in creative media education, to an Apprenticeship or entry level employment in the science sector.

A Guide to External Assessment: this guide brings together details of support materials and key information for the sector to help prepare your learners for external assessment.

Specification

Foundation Diploma specification
Download PDF | 2.7 MB

Guide

Introductory Guide
Download PDF | 4.7 MB

Diploma 

Teaching from: September 2016
External assessment from: September 2017
Performance tables (England): Applied General (2018)

Applied General

Designed as a one-year full-time course or a full two-year programme when studied alongside further Level 3 qualifications.

Supports further progression in creative media education, to an Apprenticeship or entry level employment in the science sector.

A Guide to External Assessment: this guide brings together details of support materials and key information for the sector to help prepare your learners for external assessment.

Specification

Diploma specification
Download PDF | 3.0 MB

Guide

Introductory Guide
Download PDF | 4.7 MB

Extended Diploma 

Teaching from: September 2016
External assessment from: September 2017
Performance tables (England): Applied General (2018)

Applied General

Designed as a one-year full-time course or a full two-year programme when studied alongside further Level 3 qualifications.

Supports further progression in creative media education, to an Apprenticeship or entry level employment in the science sector.

A Guide to External Assessment: this guide brings together details of support materials and key information for the sector to help prepare your learners for external assessment.

Specification

Extended Diploma specification
Download PDF | 3.2 MB
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