Nottingham College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Applied Biological Science

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Course summary

If you’re passionate about the biological sciences, this Higher National Certificate course could be ideal. It is designed to provide you with a broad range of skills, knowledge, understanding and personal qualities required to work in a biological science-based field. This course is also suitable if you are currently employed in a relevant industrial sector and are seeking higher-level qualifications to develop further your career. About the course You’ll develop knowledge and understanding of biological theories and practice to be able to apply them in a variety of science-related industrial contexts. HNC modules include: • Cell Biology • Laboratory Techniques for Applied Biology • Analysis of Scientific Data and Information • Quality Assurance and Quality Control • Chemistry for Applied Biologists • Industrial Microbiology • Molecular Biology and Genetics • Work-based Investigation New City Hub campus The Life Sciences department is based at the college's new £58 million City Hub campus, near Nottingham train station. The campus opened in the Spring of 2021 and features state of the art teaching and learning facilities, science laboratories, with a restaurant, cafe and performing arts venue. View our website for the latest updates on this exciting new development. Assessment Units are assessed via a range of internally set and assessed assignments including: reports, case studies, oral presentations, practical assessments, individual project work, data analysis, research, investigation, problem-solving tasks and portfolios of evidence. Qualification awarded Pearson Level 4 Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Applied Sciences (Biology) Bursaries We want our courses to be accessible to students from any background, so we’ve put together a cash support package in the form of non-repayable bursaries to provide financial help where it’s really needed. Details for 2022-23 will be advertised once approved by the university regulator – the Office for Students (OfS). Please check our website - www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk - for more information. Your career and progression From the HNC, you could progress on to our Higher National Diploma (HND) in Applied Sciences (Biology) or enter into employment. If you continue onto the Level 5 HND, upon successful completion you could go into employment or progress onto a wide range of science-based top-up degree courses, such as a BSc (Hons) or to further professional study in applied biology or a related discipline.

Course details

Assessment method

Units are assessed via a range of internally set and assessed assignments including: reports, case studies, oral presentations, practical assessments, individual project work, data analysis, research, investigation, problem-solving tasks and portfolios of evidence.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
BIO1
Institution code:
N30
Campus name:
City Hub
Campus code:
A

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

International applicants for whom English is not their first language should possess (or expect to achieve) a minimum English level of academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) of 5.5 overall (with no component less than 5.0) or an equivalent qualification recognised by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) on their list of Secure English Language Tests. Please see our website www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk for further details.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

International applicants for whom English is not their first language should possess (or expect to achieve) a minimum English level of academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) of 5.5 overall (with no component less than 5.0) or an equivalent qualification recognised by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) on their list of Secure English Language Tests. Please see our website www.nottinghamcollege.ac.uk for further details.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students

There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8250 Year 1
England £8250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8250 Year 1
Scotland £8250 Year 1
Wales £8250 Year 1
Channel Islands £8250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £8250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students are advised to contact their own national student finance service for up-to-date information concerning potential financial support. Applicants who are permanently resident outside the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Gibraltar or Republic of Ireland are advised to contact the College's International Office before submitting an application at: [email protected] Any additional costs or fees are shown on the UCAS page for each individual course.
Applied Biological Science at Nottingham College - UCAS