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Applied Biological Science

Nottingham College

UCAS Code: BIO1 | Higher National Certificate - HNC

Entry requirements


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48

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.

About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2022

**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.

**Qualification awarded**

Pearson Level 4 Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Applied Sciences (Biology)

**Your career and progression**

From the HNC, you could progress on to our Higher National Diploma (HND) in Applied Sciences (Biology) 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.

Assessment methods

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.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£8,250
per year
England
£8,250
per year
EU
£8,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£8,250
per year
Scotland
£8,250
per year
Wales
£8,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

City Hub

Department:

Science

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