BTEC Applied Human Biology

Choosing to study BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Applied Human Biology is a great decision to make for lots of reasons. More and more employers are looking for well-qualified people to work within the fields of science, technology and engineering. The course offers a varied approach to your studies including assignments, practical tasks and written tests. This balanced approach will allow you to showcase to future employers how you can apply your learning to practical everyday workplace challenges and it will also sharpen your skills for further study, making you highly employable.

The BTEC Extended Certificate course is a single award, equivalent to 1 A Level. This course will give you flexibility and freedom to study other BTEC courses or A Levels.

You must complete a range of mandatory and optional units. These could include the following: Principles of Applied Human Biology, Practical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Human Biology and Health Issues, Science investigation skills, Laboratory techniques and their application, Investigative projects, and Human Reproduction and Fertility.

This qualification is suitable for learners who wish to study Applied Human Biology which then forms the foundation for the health and health science sectors. The sectors are wide ranging, including, for example, nursing, midwifery, allied health and sciences including life sciences, clinical biomedical sciences and physiological sciences.

Learners wishing to pursue a career in health science will need a general understanding of biological sciences, including basic practical techniques. The Applied Human Biology offers a wide variety of careers, such as sports fitness, drug research, science technician and many more. Your BTEC will also sharpen your skills for further study.

Successful students could progress to study a variety of courses at university, which may include Human Biology, Biomedical Science and a variety of other biological related degrees.



Assessment will be in the form of assignments, practical tasks and externally assessed written exams. Students should have a genuine interest in human biology and biological sciences as much of the course will involve linking the theoretical aspects of the course through practical experiments and investigations.