If you have a passion for science but are not sure what area you want to work in then the Higher National Certificate (HNC) Applied Science (Biology) course will prepare you for a wide range of careers. It covers topics across biology, chemistry and physics and will allow you to acquire a high level of practical laboratory skills. You will build on your previous studies of science by widening your knowledge of scientific investigation and practical techniques and you will develop the numeracy skills required in a scientific setting. BMet is the regional STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Centre for the West Midlands. This means we host and participate in many events that promote the study of these subjects at GCSE level and beyond. Laboratories for the teaching of biology, chemistry and physics are available at Sutton Coldfield College, along with onsite libraries full of information resources. The HNC course is a Level 4 qualification made up of 120 credits studied full-time over one year. It allows you to develop a broad knowledge and awareness of key aspects of the sciences sector through eight modules. On successful completion of the HNC qualification you may be eligible to progress to a related HND Top Up course or into the second or third year of a subject related degree at a University, enter or continue in employment, link with the appropriate professional body or commit to CPD (Continuing Professional Development). We offer smaller class sizes enabling supportive quality teaching and allows both one to one tuition and group work. This course has a competitive fee structure with flexible entry requirements based on your experience.
The course is assessed using a combination of internally assessed centre-devised internal assignments and mandatory Pearson-set assignments (which are set by Pearson and marked by centres).
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.
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:
- Year 1
BMet do not hold a Tier 4 sponsor licence with UK Visas and Immigration, therefore, we are unable to accept international students on our courses.
You are required to have a minimum of 2 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above in English and Maths. We will accept Level 2 equivalences for English and Maths in place of GCSEs. We encourage applications from students who do not meet the entry requirements outlined but can demonstrate ability through work experience, portfolio of evidence or successful interview.
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Additional entry requirements
If you do not meet the entry requirements outlined you may be asked to attend for an interview with the Admissions Tutor.
Institutions Own Test (IOT)
If you do not hold a Level 2 English and/or Maths qualification you maybe required to undertake an initial assessment to ascertain your current literacy and/or numeracy levels and/or a free writing assessment.
English language requirements
Students whose first language is not English must have a minimum standard of English at IELTS Level 5.5 with no element below 5.0.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6500||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£6500||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£6500||Year 1|
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