BTEC Applied Human Biology Entry Requirements

You will need grade 44 in Combined Science or 2 grade 4s in separate Sciences (one of which should be Biology), along with grade 4 in both GCSE English and GCSE Maths.


Through studying this course, you will learn how to carry out your own investigations using a variety of tests and techniques. You will develop research and study skills useful for further education and the workplace and have the opportubnity to progress to a career where you can make a difference to the health and lives of others. This course is the Extended Certificate which is equivalent to 1 A Level.

What you will study

  • Unit 1: Principles of Applied Human Biology
  • Unit 2: Practical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
  • Unit 3: Human Biology and Health Issues
  • Unit 4: Functional Physiology

You will complete a range of written reports, projects, practical assessments and presentations.


There are a combination of internally assessed assignments and external examinations.

Course Support

  • Friendly, supportive tutors
  • Exam preparation tutorials
  • Coursework tutorials
  • One-to-one support

Enrichment Activities

  • Research Tasks
  • Guest Speakers
  • Trips and Visits
  • Higher Education Visits


This course will give you a broad understanding of biological principles leading to a range of HE courses and careers.

Career Opportunities

This qualification is an excellent preparation for many careers such as Nursing, Sports Science, Midwifery, Occupational Health and Health & Social Care. In addition, the course can lead to progression into allied health professions such as diagnostic and therapeutic radiography, paramedicine, dietetics and many other routes.

Further Information

BTEC Applied Human Biology Course Leaflet

Exam Board Specification – Pearson