Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC in Biological Sciences for Industry Cambridge Regional College


Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

This programme provides you with specialist scientific practical techniques training alongside the development of requisite knowledge and understanding. The course can also be taken in conjunction with a BTEC Higher Apprenticeship. This two-year programme is a Level 4 qualification which is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge for successful employment in biologically based industries or further education and training for biological scientists currently employed in a variety of technical work. It may also enable progression to an undergraduate degree or further professional qualifications or to the BTEC Level 5 HND Diploma in Biological Sciences for Industry at Cambridge Regional College.

There are 4 core units for the BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma. These are:
• Cell Biology
• Laboratory Techniques for Applied Biology
• Analysis of Scientific Data and Information
• Work based investigation. You will need to arrange your own work experience or employment in a science based workplace.

Optional Units will be taken from:
• Chemistry for Applied Biologists
• Laboratory Management
• Biochemistry of Macromolecules and Metabolic Pathways
• Physiology of Cellular Systems in Animals
• Personal and Professional Development (done in workplace)

Some units are designed to be completed in a scientific place of work under guidance from college staff and employers. Please also note that units are subject to change.

  • Qualification

    Higher National Certificate - HNC

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    September 2019

  • Duration

    1 year

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 C100
Institution code C09
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level 2 A Levels
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Level 3 Extended Diploma or other Vocational Diplomas
Access to HE Diploma Access to Higher Education

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

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