Halesowen College has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
This course comprises sixteen modules of study – eight at Level 4 and eight at Level 5 – all carrying 15 credits. Students have the option of studying full time over two years or part time (usually as part of an apprenticeship programme) over three or four years. Students undertake the HNC programme of modules at Level 4 (see HNC entry), before progressing to level 5. All HND pathways all contain the following two level 5 compulsory modules: Applied Sciences Research Project – 30 credits Analysis of Scientific Data and Information – 15 credits Specific additional compulsory modules at Level 5 are required for each pathway, together with optional modules to make up a credit attainment of 240. Please note that every effort will be made to accommodate individual choices of optional modules, but the College cannot guarantee that every option will always be available. For the Chemistry pathway, there are three additional compulsory modules at level 5: Analytical Chemistry – 15 credits Aromatic & Carbonyl Compounds – 15 credits Solid State and Transition Metal Chemistry – 15 credits Two optional Level 5 modules are also chosen from the following: Science Laboratory Management – 15 credits Nanomaterials & their Technology – 15 credits Materials Life Cycle & the Circular Economy – 15 credits Biochemistry of Macromolecules & Metabolic Pathways – 15 credits For the Biology pathway, there are three additional Level 5 compulsory modules: Immunology – 15 credits Molecular Biology & Genetics – 15 credits Biochemistry of Macromolecules & Metabolic Pathways – 15 credits Two optional modules at Level 5 are also chosen from the following: Science Laboratory Management – 15 credits Environmental Monitoring & Analysis – 15 credits Infectious Diseases & their Diagnosis – 15 credits Nanomaterials & their Technology – 15 credits For the Environmental Sustainability pathway, there are three additional Level 5 compulsory modules: Environmental Monitoring & Analysis – 15 credits Conservation & Biodiversity – 15 credits Materials Life Cycle & the Circular Economy – 15 credits Two optional modules at Level 5 are also chosen from the following: Science Laboratory Management – 15 credits Nanomaterials & their Technology – 15 credits Renewable Energy Resources & Technology – 15 credit You will engage in a range of learning and assessment activities and be encouraged to become effective and independent in researching and presenting work. Assessment is through practical and theoretical assignment activities, where there are between two and four assignments set per module of study. All assignment work is both assessed and quality assured within College, as well as being subject to quality assurance sampling by the Awarding Body.
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 Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
This is a top-up course from HNC to HND. Applicants are expected to have previously achieved the HNC in this subject.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£4880*||Whole course|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.