BTEC Applied Human Biology is a Level 3 course leading to a qualification equivalent to 1 A Level, namely the National Extended Certificate, which is recognised by the DFE as an Applied General qualification for the purpose of performance measures.

By studying Applied Human Biology you will learn how to carry out your own investigations using a variety of tests and techniques essential to laboratory practice. You will complete a range of written reports, projects, practical assessments and presentations.

What will the course involve?

The course consists of the following four units which are studied over the two-year course:
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

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is a combination of assignment-based tasks and formal examinations.

Where does this course lead?

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.

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.