The BTEC Extended Diploma in Biomedical Science is a vocational qualification designed to reflect aspects of employment in a scientific organisation through enabling leaners to develop their practical and communicative skills. This qualification is suited to learners who would prefer portfolio based assessment of their abilities covering various aspects of forensic science.
This course will offer those students who would like to study Level 3 Science but have not achieved the necessary grades for an A-level course or prefer a vocational portfolio based learning environment. This course will still allow pupils who want to pursue further education into science to do so.
Entry requirements: C in Core Science/Separate Sciences and C in Maths
Laboratory technician, forensic scientist, police, armed forces, biologist, biochemist, fire service, teaching, forensic psychologist, criminologist.
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Biomedical Science is worth 180 points- equivalent to 3 A levels.
Each unit can be achieved at a Pass (equivalent to grade E), Merit (equivalent to grade C) and Distinction (equivalent to A).
Each unit will be assessed through various methods including scientific laboratory reports, photographs, presentations, essays and technical drawings.
Teaching Units, Assessment Method and Weighting.