The Pearson BTEC First Award in Application of Science (120 GLH size) and Pearson BTEC First Award in Principles of Applied Science (120 GLH size) have now been accredited by Ofqual. You can download the specifications, authorised assignment briefs, delivery guides and sample assessment materials (SAMs) below.
The BTEC Firsts in Applied Science provide a broad, solid foundation for progression to Level 3 and employment in the science sector. They have a different structure to the other qualifications in the suite to reflect the unique nature of science learning - in particular, the fact that content must span three disciplines (physics, chemistry and biology) rather than just one. Read more about the structure of these qualifications.