Applied Biology at University Centre at the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group (inc Wakefield College & Selby College) - UCAS

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Course summary

If you are interested in a career in health or in the science industries, HNC Diploma in Applied Biology will allow you to develop the skills, knowledge, understanding and personal qualities required to work in a biologically-based field, and will equip you to progress to an undergraduate degree or further professional qualification in applied biology or a related area. The HNC course leads to a stand-alone Level 4 qualification. However, successful learners may be offered the opportunity to engage in a further year of study in order to achieve the level 5 Higher National Diploma .


You will study 5 mandatory units as part of your qualification studying topics such as Cells, Biochemistry, Physiology, Laboratory techniques and analysis. There are also 3 optional units which are subject to change but might include topics such as Human Health and Nutrition, and Chemistry for Biologists.

Assessment method

Practical lessons will take place in our modern, recently-built laboratory facilities. HOW YOU WILL LEARN You will be learning through a variety of methods including, lectures, discussion, class activities, individual activities, and laboratory practical work. Independent learning skills will be developed making use of up-to-date technology. HOW YOU WILL BE ASSESSED The course will be internally assessed. Each unit will typically be assessed through written assignments. These are likely to include tasks such as the write up of a practical investigation including a full analysis of results, short answer questions, research questions and occasionally an individual or group presentation.

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Those with previous experience or learning that is relevant may be eligible via our Accredited Prior Learning process for accreditation towards this course. Please enquire through our admissions team.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £6950 Year 1
England £6950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6950 Year 1
Scotland £6950 Year 1
Wales £6950 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Applied Biology at University Centre at the Heart of Yorkshire Education Group (inc Wakefield College & Selby College) - UCAS