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  • Start date:   August 2022
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 8


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 and life science industry. Throughout the course you will enjoy extensive laboratory sessions which will provide you with excellent opportunities in research and life science industry.

  • What this course includes

    The course includes:

    • Chemistry
    • Statics and Math
    • Cell Biology
    • Biochemistry
    • Microbiology
    • Immunology
    • DNA and Molecular Techniques
    • Genetics and DNA
    • Proteins
    • Human Body structure and function
    • Lab Skills
    • Research based project to cover Graded Unit

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.

This course provides excellent opportunities for employment in research and industry including but not limited to : pharmaceutical, environmental, chemical, biotechnology and microbiological industries.

This will also allow for progression to university studying a wide range of Biolomedical and Life Science disciplines.

Entry requirements

HNC Applied Science completion with Grade B.

If English is not your first language, ESOL Level 5 is an entry requirement for this course.

  • Where it leads

    Education: Employment with local industry or degree courses in biomedical or biological sciences.

    Employment: jobs in science areas such as research and industrial laboratories, and biological and biomedical industries.

Interview arrangements

If you are invited for an interview, plan to be in college for around two hours. Please bring evidence of your qualifications and the following prepared personal statement (maximum 300 words):

  • Qualifications
  • Work experience/volunteering experience/life experience
  • Personal qualities and interests
  • Reasons for applying for the course

The interview involves:

  • Information session
  • Individual discussion
  • Group discussion

Fees, Finance & Funding

There may be help available to assist with your study related costs. Impartial, confidential help and advice on financial matters is available from the Student Funding Team - including Bursaries, Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA), Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Student Loans Company and student support funds. Click here to find out more.

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Take that next step in your career and apply for this course today. If the course is not yet open for applications, feel free to ask any questions by clicking make an enquiry.