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  • Start date:   August 2022
  • 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 looking at biology and chemistry. The course incorporates the National Progression Award (NPA) in scientific technologies.

  • What the course includes

    The course includes:

    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Laboratory skills

    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 one must be Biology or Chemistry.
  • Foundation Apprenticeship in a related subject
  • 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.