Qualifications at a glance - overview

Level 3 Certificate in Applied Science

Ofqual qualification number

601/7104/2

AQA qualification number

TVQ01028

First registration date

1 September 2016

Age range

16–18, 19+

Last registration date

31 August 2020

UCAS points

Information on UCAS points can be obtained from ucas.com

Last certification date

31 August 2023

Performance table points

Information on performance measures can be found at education.gov.uk.

Total qualification time (TQT)

190 (GLH = 180)
(See TQT section for more information)

Eligibility for funding

Yes

Unit weighting

Externally assessed

Internally assessed

33.3% per unit

66.6% externally assessed

33.3% internally assessed

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification set by AQA.

Mandatory units

All units in this qualification are mandatory.

Re-sits, re-submissions and re-takes

The learner is permitted one re-sit/re-take in relation to each unit of the qualification.

Where a unit is examined/externally assessed, this means one re-sit. Where a unit is internally assessed and externally quality assured, this means one re-take.

Re-sits, re-submissions and re-takes are each permitted where learners have both failed the requirements of the unit and where the learner wishes to improve on a grade received.

Any re-submission of an assignment (ie a second attempt at an internally assessed unit task/assignment prior to external quality assurance) must be undertaken without further guidance from the tutor and must be completed within a defined and reasonable period of time following the learner receiving their initial result of the assessment.

Assessment model

This qualification contains externally assessed and internally assessed units. Externally assessed units are assessed by written examination. Internally assessed units are externally moderated by AQA.

Examination sessions

January and June each year.

Grading

The units are graded Pass, Merit or Distinction following the application of compensation rules for the internally assessed units. The overall qualification is graded as P, M, D and D*.

(Learners must pass each unit in order to pass the qualification)

Synoptic learning and assessment

This qualification is structured to support the mandatory requirement of synoptic learning and synoptic assessment.

Level 3 Extended Certificate in Applied Science

Ofqual qualification number

601/7105/4

AQA qualification number

TVQ01029

First registration

date

1 September 2016

Age range

16–18, 19+

Last registration date

31 August 2020

UCAS points

Information on UCAS points can be obtained from ucas.com

Last certification

date

31 August 2023

Performance table points

Information on performance measures can be found at education.gov.uk.

Total qualification time (TQT)

380 (GLH = 360)

(See TQT section for more information)

Eligibility for funding

Yes

Unit weighting

Externally assessed

Internally assessed

16.6% per unit

50% externally assessed

50% internally assessed

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification set by AQA.

Mandatory units

This qualification has five mandatory units.

Optional units

Learners are required to achieve one optional unit from a choice of three.

Re-sits, re-submissions and re-takes

The learner is permitted one re-sit/re-take in relation to each unit of the qualification.

Where a unit is examined/externally assessed, this means one re-sit. Where a unit is internally assessed and externally quality assured, this means one re-take.

Re-sits, re-submissions and re-takes are each permitted where learners have both failed the requirements of the unit and where the learner wishes to improve on a grade received.

Any re-submission of an assignment (ie a second attempt at an internally assessed unit task/assignment prior to external quality assurance) must be undertaken without further guidance from the tutor and must be completed within a defined and reasonable period of time following the learner receiving their initial result of the assessment.

Assessment model

This qualification contains externally assessed and internally assessed units. Externally assessed units are assessed by written examination. Internally assessed units are externally moderated by AQA.

Examination sessions

January and June each year.

Grading

The units are graded Pass, Merit or Distinction following the application of compensation rules for the internally assessed units. The overall qualification is graded as P, M, D and D*.

(Learners must pass each unit in order to pass the qualification)

Synoptic learning and assessment

This qualification is structured to support the mandatory requirement of synoptic learning and synoptic assessment.