Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd
The programme integrates technical, practical, problem solving and work-related skills with technical competence being an essential component of achieving the
qualification. At our fully equiped STEM centre you will access a clean room and full range of analytical equipment for the analysis of biological materials and for the
investigation of microorganisms, plants and animals. You will have opportunity to undertake hands-on experiments and computer-based exercises that underpin theory, but also provide technical training.
Higher National Certificate - HNC
• Cell Biology
• Biochemistry of Macromolecules and Metabolic Pathways
• Physiology of Cellular Systems in animals
• Laboratory techniques for Applied Biology
• Analysis of Scientific Data and Information
• Laboratory Management
• Quality Assurance and Quality Control
• Management of projects
The emphasis throughout the course will be on applied skills in biological sciences in terms of how knowledge is used in realistic work-related situations. Each unit will be assessed through set assessments including challenges requiring you to demonstrate application of knowledge effectively, team-work, real-work problems and project scenarios and to demonstrate a range of general scientific and study skills such as lab techniques, time management skills, independent and collaborative working.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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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:
|UCAS Tariff||80 points||
You will need to have prior achievement at Level 3, including a Science subject, such as; A Level EEE or; BTEC National Diploma MPP or; Access to HE qualifications with 45 credits at pass.
Applicants will also normally be expected to hold GCSE English and Maths at grade C or be able to demonstrate L2 skills in both through initial assessment.
|England||£7,000 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£7,000 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£7,000 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£7,000 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Higher Education students may be eligible for a bursary of up to £1,000 per year (Full-Time) and £500 (Part-Time) to support study costs such as travel, IT, equipment, meals and books if their household income is £25,000 or less. Proof of household income is required.