This Higher National Certificate Level 4 is offered either on a full time or part time basis and will provide you with specialist scientific practical techniques training alongside the development of academic knowledge and understanding. Practical sessions are run in specialist laboratories with skilled lecturers in their chosen fields. There is the opportunity to gain additional qualifications such as RSciTech award with Royal Society of Chemistry. Trips are also offered to local science laboratories. This qualification is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge for successful employment in biologically based industries or further education and training for biological scientists currently employed in a variety of technical work. It may also enable progression to an undergraduate degree or further professional qualifications or to the BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Applied Sciences at Cambridge Regional College. The course can also be taken in conjunction with a Higher Apprenticeship standard at Level 5 (Technician Scientist) if you are currently employed in the science industry. This course will run over 42 months and include HNC and HND qualifications. Core Study Modules. There are 3 core units for the BTEC Level 4 HNC, these are: • Fundamentals of Laboratory Techniques • Scientific Data Handling Approaches and Techniques • Regulation and Quality in the Applied Sciences Three further mandatory units: • Cell Biology • Fundamentals of Chemistry • Anatomy and Human Physiology 2 other optional specialist units might include: • Fundamentals of Biochemistry • Sampling and Sample Preparation • Managing Scientific Projects
There are 3 core units for the BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma. These are: • Fundamentals of Laboratory Techniques • Scientific Data Handling Approaches and Techniques • Regulation and Quality in the Applied Sciences. Three further mandatory units will depend on particular pathways available e.g. 1 - Applied Science (Biology) • Cell Biology • Fundamentals of Chemistry • Anatomy and Human Physiology 2 other optional specialist units might include: • Fundamentals of Biochemistry • Sampling and Sample Preparation • Managing Scientific Projects e.g. 2 - Applied Science (Forensic Science) • Cell Biology • Fundamentals of Biochemistry • Criminal Investigation 2 other optional specialist units might include: • Anatomy and Human Physiology • Psychology in the Forensic Setting • Managing Scientific Projects Please note - units are subject to change.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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2 A levels at grade A* - E or Merit at an equivalent level 3 qualification (e.g. BTEC L3 Diploma; Access to HE Diploma in Science) plus English and Maths GCSE at grade 9 - 4 (A* - C). Relevant employment or offer of employment. In addition to the entry qualifications listed, the offer of a place on the course is subject to the outcomes of initial assessment, which will be taken at the College as part of the admissions process. Please note that entry criteria may vary quite significantly between courses at the same level. This is to take account of the specific skills needed for success on particular courses, the length of the course and the requirements for progression to the next level. Entry criteria are given as a guide, and the exact requirements in order to obtain a place on a particular course will be confirmed following attendance at a professional interview.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£4990||Whole course|