BTEC WORKS FOR
Applied Science

With an estimated 5.8 million people employed in the Applied Science industry across the UK (that’s 20% of the workforce*), there’s plenty of opportunity for a career in this sector.

* Trends Business Research (TBR), Science Council, 2011

Have you tried our 3-minute quiz? Take the quiz to uncover your strengths and get information based on your interests and aspirations. You can also take a look at our printable leaflet for background on the course, units at a glance, career pathways and much more!

The top 5 skills employers look for that you’ll learn on an Applied Science course:

Organisation

Time Management

Communication

Practical Skills

Analysis

What kind of career can I go into?

Learning and applying scientific thinking creates critical thinkers and will drive the next generation of innovation and growth. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Forensic Scientist

Food Scientist

Laboratory Assistant

Industry Technician

Health Scientist

Forensic scientist photographing a crime scene. - Forensic scientist photographing a crime scene.
Nutrition expert testing food products in lab. - Nutrition expert testing food products in lab.
Scientist working with samples in a laboratory. - Scientist working with samples in a laboratory.
Electrical technician performing working with electrical motor. - Electrical technician performing working with electrical motor.
Man doing a fitness test on exercise bike in a medical centre. - Man doing a fitness test on exercise bike in a medical centre.

Real life BTEC Applied Science stories

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Hannah Whyatt

BTEC Science Learner of the Year 2020, former BTEC Level 3 learner in Applied Science.

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Maryam Taher

Biomedical Science Graduate from York University, former BTEC Level 3 learner in Applied Science.

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Owen Woods

Veterinary Science Graduate from The Royal Veterinary College, former BTEC Level 3 learner in Applied Science.