Nottingham College

Biological Science for Industry HNC Nottingham College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

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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

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.

Your career and progression

From the HNC, you could progress on to our Higher National Diploma (HND) in Biological Science for Industry, 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 deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code BIO1
Institution code N30
Campus name Maid Marian Way
Campus code M

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

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points You will need a minimum of 48 UCAS points (preferably including a science-based subject).

Applicants must have achieved GCSE passes at Grades A* - C/ 9 - 4 in English Language and Maths or equivalent.

Mature students with relevant industrial experience are encouraged to apply.


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.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £8,250 Year 1
EU £8,250 Year 1
International £9,500 * Year 1
England £8,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8,250 Year 1
Scotland £8,250 Year 1
Wales £8,250 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

International fees for 2019-20 have not yet been confirmed. Please check on the College website or contact the International Office for further information.

Provider information

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Nottingham College
City Campus, The Adams Building
Stoney Street
The Lace Market
Nottingham
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