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  • Start date:   August 2024
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 6
  • Course Type:   Full-time


This course is for those who wish to undertake a career in a science industry specifically those relating to biology and chemistry.

Start date – Aug 2024

End date –  Jun 2025

SCQF Level - 6

Mode –  Full time

Days: TBC

Times: TBC

Duration: 1 Year

On this course, you will develop your scientific knowledge and gain essential laboratory skills which can lead to employment in the science sector or access to further studies at HNC level.

  • What the course includes

    The course includes a variety of subject areas including:

    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Laboratory skills

    You will also study units involving maths, microbiology and experimental procedures.

Why choose this course

You will learn through a combination of taught classes, group work and practical laboratory experience. You will develop your communication and ICT skills which will also prepare you for further study at HNC level.

Entry requirements

  • 4 National 5 qualifications, one of which must be English and one must be Biology or Chemistry.
  • Foundation Apprenticeship in a related subject
  • Applied Sciences Level 5
  • Supporting personal statement

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

  • 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, feel free to ask any questions by clicking make an enquiry.