The Cornwall College Group has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
This programme is designed for people with a strong interest in biology and the environment, who would like to develop their scientific skills and knowledge before progressing to higher level qualifications, or to employment in the applied biology sector. You will study a range of modules covering the development of laboratory management, applied scientific skills, biology and ecology. As part of your HND studies you will design and carry out a research project in which you will investigate a topic of your choice.
The HND programmes at The Cornwall College Group help you to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attributes that are essential for successful progression to employment in scientific industries. The programmes are taught in well-equipped laboratories with small group sizes and an exceptional degree of academic tutorial support. They provide opportunities for learners to focus on the development of higher level skills in a science and technological context.
Successful completion of the HND Applied Biology to a good standard provides evidence that you have obtained the skills and knowledge to work in a laboratory environment or progress onto BSc studies.
The HND Applied Biology has been designed in collaboration with employers in the UK STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) sector and is endorsed by the Society of Biology.
Possible Progression (subject to availability)
– BSc (Hons) Environmental Resource Management (top-up) at Camborne
– Laboratory Manager
– Quality Control Technician
– Research Assistant
Year 1:- Analysis of Scientific Data and Information; Laboratory Management; Employability Skills; Personal and Professional Development; Cell Biology; Physiology of Cellular Systems in Animals; Laboratory Techniques for Applied Biology; Ecological Principles and their Application. Year 2:- Project for Applied Science; Environmental Monitoring and Analysis; Environmental Management and Conservation; Statistics for Experimental Design; Biodiversity, Conservation and Threats; Plant Physiology and Environmental Adaptation; Applied Genetics of Industry, Agriculture and Medicine; Biochemistry of Macromolecules and Metabolic Pathways
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.
|Campus name||Cornwall College Camborne|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||48 points||From acceptable level 3 qualifications. Plus GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language, Science and Mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered.|
|A level||DD||At least 32 points must be at A2 level when considered alongside AS levels.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||PPP||In an appropriate subject.|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass Access to HE with at least 45 credits at level 3, Merits and Distinctions may be required for particular subjects.|
|Scottish Higher||A minimum of 48 tariff points in total from appropriate subjects.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||24 points|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||A minimum of 48 tariff points in total from appropriate subjects.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||PPP grades in an appropriate subject.|
Any other qualifications will be considered upon enquiry/application. Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply.
Additional entry requirements
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,950||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£8,600||Year 1|