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Facilities and Resources

  • Purpose-built Science Building on campus that is eco-friendly
  • Number of modern science labs with all the mod-cons
  • Fantastic facilities across applied science, plant biology and human biology


As part of this course you will gain employability skills in the following areas –

  • Scientific Knowledge
  • Technical Proficiency
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Research Skills
  • Problem-Solving
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Communication Skills
  • Time Management
  • Data Analysis
  • Attention to Detail

Why study an Applied Science course?

The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science is an excellent starting point. This two-year course is the equivalent of three A-Levels and covers the fundamentals of working within the Science industry.

Covering a wide range of topics across biology, chemistry and physics you will acquire a high level of practical laboratory skills from which theory is then drawn.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirements for this course are 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English, Maths and Science.


We have a 60/40 theory to practical split, which allows students to get really hands on with their course.

Trips and Visits

We take our students on trips and visits to places like The Natural History Museum and the Syngenta Research Centre.


Previous students have gone on to study subjects such as paramedic science, veterinary medicine and radiography at university. Students have also gone into apprenticeships at Microsoft and the Atomic Research Centre.

Applied Science at BCA Video

Watch our video to find out more about the facilities and hear from our students.

Success stories

“I’d recommend BCA to anyone who wants to join, as Applied Science is very generalised so you can go into a multitude of different university courses, as well as apprenticeships. The tutors here are brilliant. They’ll help you choose what you want to do, even if you’re not quite sure when you get here, and you get a very hands-on learning experience”

Year 2 Applied Sciences