Developed with, and for employers this course incorporates academic lectures, laboratory sessions and some work experience. It can support individuals wanting to progress their career within a range of organisations, covering roles such as research, product development and manufacturing. The emphasis of this programme is to link the knowledge and skills required to work in such roles to the workplace wherever possible. This includes hands on practical skills but also the wider skills needed to be successful such as numeracy, IT and literacy. The Foundation Degree is heavily focused on the skills, knowledge and behaviours essential for working as a Technician Scientist or in another laboratory context. The content delivery and summative assessment will challenge students to focus on a specific context leading to development of an in depth understanding of not only the technical aspects of their role but also of the wider legislative and organisational context. It also focuses on personal development by concentrating at level 4 on development of study and organisational skills for their own work and progresses in level 5 to start to consider the management of others and effective use of resources in a laboratory setting. You will need to be working in a laboratory setting or be able to gain a work placement in order to complete the work based project, and we can support you with this. On completion of this course you can consider more senior roles or progress on to a level 6 top up degree.
Year 1: Physical Chemistry; Inorganic Chemistry 1; Organic Chemistry 1; Numerical; Practical and Statistical Techniques; Project and Project Management; Regulatory and Quality Requirements. Year 2: Inorganic Chemistry 2; Organic Chemistry 2; Laboratory Investigations; Plan a Work Based Project; Conduct a Work Based Project in Biochemical Sciences; Managing a Scientific laboratory; Science, Business and Ethics.
A range of methods will be used for both formative and summative assessment including; practical tests or assessment; exams, reports, portfolios, oral presentations, project plans and the Work Based Project Report.
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
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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- Swindon and Wiltshire Institute of Technology
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
New College Swindon is unable to accept international students that require a student visa to study in the UK
Mature applicants who may not meet standard entry requirements but have significant relevant experience may be considered. They will be required to undertake a written task and attend an interview.
Additional entry requirements
Placement/hours in relevant employment.
English language requirements
|No less than 5.5 in reading, writing, speaking and listening.
There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding