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The subject of Biology encompasses studies from the atomic to the planetary - or even extra-terrestrial scale. As such you may be reluctant, at an early stage in your biological career, to limit your studies to a narrow field. The HNC level 4 qualification provides an excellent grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required for progressing onto further studies, such as a BSc, or into employment. The modules covered on this course offer a wide variety of subjects extending from molecular and cellular biology to biodiversity and cover all of the five kingdoms. With an emphasis on taught modules, delivered through a diverse range of methods that reflect the diversity of learners' needs and a high level of practical work, you will develop your technical, numerical and analytical skills.
You will study the following eight modules:
• Cell Biology
• Biochemistry of Macromolecules
• Ecological Principles and their Application
• Physiology of Cellular Systems in Animals
• Human Health and Nutrition
• Laboratory Techniques
• Personal and Professional Development
• Analysis of Scientific Data and Information
Assessment is in accordance with the current Assessment Regulations which operate within the Academic Framework. These are available for you to access via the VLE.
It is your responsibility to be familiar with and understand these regulations as they apply to all forms of assessment included in the programme.
Credit can only be awarded for assessed and demonstrated learning in relation to the learning outcomes of each module of study and the achievement of the standard required for award at each level. The methods of assessment to be used include research and presentation, reports and posters. You will not be assessed by examination.
How to apply
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.
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
College uses UCAS Tariff points to standardise entry requirements. It is expected that the total tariff score of all your relevant qualifications is at a level of 60** points minimum. This is a points total achieved by converting qualifications such as A levels (and many others) into points, making it simpler for course providers to compare applicants. To check your qualifications tariff value use UCAS tariff calculator https://www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator
Don’t worry if you don’t have the right qualifications –you may be able to meet the entry requirements in a different way. Accreditation of prior learning (APL) is essentially credit awarded for wider learning evidenced from self-directed study, work or training may apply to you*. Accreditation prior experiential learning (APEL) is an extension of APL that includes assessed learning gained from life and work experience.
*Link to our APR policy.
**may be higher / different for different programmes
Additional entry requirements
Fees and funding
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