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  • Start date:   August 2020
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 6


This course is for those who want to learn about competing views, perspectives, theories and social science subjects such as psychology and sociology. It incorporates the National Progression Award (NPA) in scientific technologies.

Read about Lauren Timmin's West Lothian College experience here

  • What the course includes

    The course includes:

    • Psychology
    • Sociology
    • Forensics

    You also have the chance to gain an NPA in scientific technologies which includes maths for science, fundamental chemistry and experimental procedures.

Why choose this course

You will learn through work experience and develop your communication and ICT skills. It will also prepare you for further study at HN level.

Entry requirements

  • Four National 5 qualifications, one of which must be English and a preferably a science subject
  • Foundation Apprenticeship in a related subject
  • Supporting personal statement
  • Where it leads

    Education: HNC study or on to university.

    Employment: opportunities in the life science sector.

Interview arrangements

We will invite you to an interview which 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, register your interest or feel free to ask any questions by clicking make an enquiry.