uni technical college norfolk

Health & Sciences.
Core Curriculum Level 3 Health & Sciences Programme.

Level 3 Health & Sciences Programme

This programme is equivalent to three A Levels and can provide access into either apprenticeship programmes or university courses. It is intended to provide a broad range of knowledge, skills, and experiences to allow you progress onto your chosen specialist areas of Health and/or Science. Students selecting this course will have a clear determination and passion for the subject areas. They will also need high levels of resilience in to keep up with the challenge of the coursework assessed elements, and effective time management and self-study skills to achieve in the examined elements.

Study units include:

Mandatory Units:

  • Principles and Applications of Science
  • Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques
  • Science Investigation Skills
  • Laboratory Techniques and their Application
  • Principles and Applications of Science
  • Investigative Project
  • Contemporary Issues in Science

Plus 6 optional units from:

  • Physiology of Human Body Systems
  • Genetics and Genetic Engineering
  • Human Regulation and Reproduction
  • Diseases and Infections
  • Biomedical Science
  • Medical Physics Applications
  • Practical Chemical Analysis
  • Applications of Organic Chemistry
  • Microbiology and Microbiological Techniques

58% of the course is internally assessed through coursework

42% of the course is externally assessed through exams which take place throughout the course


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