Applied Science (Medical Science) - BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma


Applied Sciecnes

About the course

Aged 16-19 and want to study science in the context of practical uses and implications in the field of Medicine? This course offers a mixture of hands-on work, industry visits and study in the theory of medical science. It will allow you to progress to a wide range of advanced degrees, particularly in the sciences and medicine.

You will need:

  • Grade 4 in GCSE English & Maths
  • Grade 4 in GCSE Science 

 Alternatively you can have a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Applied Science (at Merit or above), with English and Maths as part of a Functional Skills module.

Applicants will also need a good reference from a school or employer. You will complete an interview and assessment prior to enrolment.

Overseas applicants must have achieved Level 6.0 in the International English Language Testing System (with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill).

All students will complete an interview and assessment prior to enrolment.

You will study the history of science and the theory of science, with special reference to medicine and medical research. You will study modules including Medical Physics; Disease and Infection; Biomedical Science; Genetics; Physiology; Microbiology and more. You will also visit laboratories and places of scientific interest.

Assessment is continuous and focuses on practical laboratory work and assignments. There is no final exam.

You can progress to a Higher National Diploma in Science or a related field. You can also begin to consider junior roles in such fields as Genetics, Nutrition, Applied Biology, Pharmacology, Biomedical/Biological Sciences, and Radiology.

There is a positive atmosphere at Candi which really helps you learn

Daniel Temesgen

Daniel Temesgen

Subjects: A Levels in Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths, Physics

Destination: Chemistry at UCL

He said: “I am going to study Chemistry at UCL as I found studying it and the coursework at City and Islington College very interesting.

"The teachers at the College have been fantastic as I struggled in my first year, but they really helped me to turn it around and have helped me achieve what I have. There is a positive atmosphere at Candi which really helps you learn and enjoy yourself."

Course information

Start date
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09 September 2019

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Course level
Level 3
Course code
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End date
35 Weeks
Applied Sciences
Class Type
Full time
Student Type
School Leavers

All full-time courses are FREE to UK and EU residents aged 16-18 on 31 August in their first year of study.

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