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HNC Applied Science Schools

  • Start date:   August 2023
  • Level of Qualification:   Schools - SCQF Level 7
  • Course Type:   Schools Course

HNC Applied Science Schools

This course is for anyone who wants to develop their knowledge and skills for further study in science-related disciplines and for work in the science industry.

Day of week: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Time: Tuesday 9am-4.00pm, Thursday 9am-4.00pm and Friday 1.30pm-4pm
Duration: 35 weeks



  • What the course includes

    The course includes:
    • Cell biology, microbiology and biochemistry
    • IT, statistics and biochemical techniques
    • Lab skills and Lab safety

Why choose this course?

You can tailor what you study towards biomedical or biological science, and learn transferable skills in critical and evaluative thinking, independent research and statistics.

Entry Requirements

  • Two Highers, one of which should be biology or chemistry at C grade or above, plus a minimum of National 5 for the other science (biology/ chemistry), plus
  • Two further National 5s or Standard Grades in relevant subjects (one which must be maths) or
  • Foundation Apprenticeship in a related subject
  • Supporting personal statement
  • Where it leads

    Education: HND or degree courses in biomedical or biological sciences.

    Employment: jobs in science areas such as research and industrial laboratories, and biological and biomedical industries. Previous students have found employment with NHS 24.

Interview Arrangements

The interview involves:

  • Information session
  • Individual discussion
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