Pearson BTEC Nationals Applied Science (2016)

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Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate in Applied Science: Specification
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Can be studied as a one-year full-time course or a full two-year programme. Supports progression to HE, apprenticeships or employment. Content and assessment overlaps with the Level 3 Nationals in Forensic and Criminal Investigation.

Qualification Summary

Title: Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate in Applied Science
Qualification number: 601/7434/1
Guided learning hours: 180
First teaching: June 2016
First external assessment: 2017
Performance tables: Applied Generals (2023,2024,2025)
Total qualification time: 235
Eligible for funding (England): 16-19; 19+ loan; 19-23 entitlement;
Last registration: England - 31 Aug 2026; Northern Ireland- 31 Aug 2026; Wales - 31 Aug 2026;

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Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Applied Science: Specification
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Can be studied as a one-year full-time course or a full two-year programme. Supports progression to HE, apprenticeships or employment. Content and assessment overlaps with the Level 3 Nationals in Forensic and Criminal Investigation.

Qualification Summary

Title: Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Applied Science
Qualification number: 601/7436/5
Guided learning hours: 360
First teaching: June 2016
First external assessment: 2017
Performance tables: Applied Generals (2023,2024,2025)
Total qualification time: 455
Eligible for funding (England): 16-19; 19+ loan; 19-23 entitlement;
Last registration: England - 31 Aug 2026; Northern Ireland- 31 Aug 2026; Wales - 31 Aug 2026;

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Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Applied Science: Specification
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Can be studied as a one-year full-time course or a full two-year programme. Supports progression to HE, apprenticeships or employment. Content and assessment overlaps with the Level 3 Nationals in Forensic and Criminal Investigation.

Qualification Summary

Title: Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Applied Science
Qualification number: 601/7438/9
Guided learning hours: 510
First teaching: June 2016
First external assessment: 2017
Performance tables: Applied Generals (2023,2024,2025)
Total qualification time: 640
Eligible for funding (England): 16-19; 19+ loan; 19-23 entitlement;
Last registration: England - 31 Aug 2026; Northern Ireland- 31 Aug 2026; Wales - 31 Aug 2026;

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Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Applied Science: Specification
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Can be studied as a one-year full-time course or a full two-year programme. Supports progression to HE, apprenticeships or employment. Content and assessment overlaps with the Level 3 Nationals in Forensic and Criminal Investigation.

Qualification Summary

Title: Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Applied Science
Qualification number: 601/7435/3
Guided learning hours: 720
First teaching: June 2016
First external assessment: 2017
Performance tables: Applied Generals (2023,2024,2025)
Total qualification time: 890
Eligible for funding (England): 16-19; 19+ loan; 19-23 entitlement;
Last registration: England - 31 Aug 2026; Northern Ireland- 31 Aug 2026; Wales - 31 Aug 2026;

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Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Applied Science: Specification
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Can be studied as a one-year full-time course or a full two-year programme. Supports progression to HE, apprenticeships or employment. Content and assessment overlaps with the Level 3 Nationals in Forensic and Criminal Investigation.

Qualification Summary

Title: Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Applied Science
Qualification number: 601/7437/7
Guided learning hours: 1080
First teaching: June 2016
First external assessment: 2017
Performance tables: Applied Generals (2023,2024,2025)
Total qualification time: 1345
Eligible for funding (England): 16-19; 19+ loan; 19-23 entitlement;
Last registration: England - 31 Aug 2026; Northern Ireland- 31 Aug 2026; Wales - 31 Aug 2026;

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