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Level 3 Diploma in Science

Level 3 Diploma in Science

Level 3 Diploma in Science

If you are interested in a career in applied science and want a course that combines both theory and practical skills, this course could be for you. It offers an excellent foundation for progress into further study at university or science-based employment.

This is a Study Programme course which, if successful, leads to the 90 credit qualification over one year and progression to the full 180 credit qualification over 2 years. The curriculum evolves every year but we try to include unusual and stimulating classes that link into your learning. For instance, this year’s students got up close and personal with moon rocks and meteorites.

Course structure

Subjects you study include:

Core units:

  • Fundamentals of Science
  • Working in the Science Industry
  • Scientific Investigation
  • Scientific Practical Techniques
  • Perceptions of Science

12 Specialist units such as:

  • Mathematical Calculations for Science
  • Using Statistics in Science
  • Physiology of Human Body Systems
  • Physiology of Human Regulation and Reproduction
  • Microbiological Techniques
  • Practical Chemical Analysis
  • Medical Physics Techniques
  • Chemical Laboratory Techniques
  • Diseases and Infections
  • Biochemistry and Biochemical Techniques
  • Chemistry for Biology Technicians
  • Genetics and Genetic Engineering
  • Biomedical Science Techniques

Other learning opportunities include:

  • Practical and work related skills
  • Projects and assignments based on the units you are taking

Study programme

This course is a Study Programme which consists of:

  • Vocational Qualification
  • Work Experience
  • Tutorial
  • Maths*
  • English*

* If you have not already achieved a GCSE pass at grade C or above in English and Maths you will study Maths and/ or English as an integral part of your college programme.


4 GCSEs at Grade 4 (C in the old grading system) or above including Science and either English or maths (or both).

Relevant Level 2 qualification at Merit Level with GCSE/Level 2 in English & maths. If you have a Pass grade you will complete an additional assessment to check course suitability.

Course Summary

Length of study:
2 years


Term dates

Study campus:

Study option(s):
Full time

Course level:
Level 3

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Making your application

We will check your application to see if you meet the standard entry requirements for the course. If you do, you’ll receive an invitation via email to attend an interview with a Curriculum Tutor.

Fees and funding

If you are aged 16-18 and applying for a full-time programme, then you will not have to pay for your course. If you are aged 19+ then there may be a fee for your course.

Why Coventry

From entry-level qualifications, through to degree-level and specialist professional courses there’s something here for students with little or no formal education right up to career high-flyers. Expect a vibrant environment where you can meet people from different backgrounds and cultures.

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