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Pearson BTEC HNC in Applied Sciences

South Eastern Regional College

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  • Qualification

    HNC - Higher National Certificate

  • Location

    South Eastern Regional College - Bangor Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    AUG

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The HNC in Applied Sciences (Biology) prepares you for employment in the science industry and provides you with the opportunity to gain entry to relevant Degree programmes. The learning experience is a combination of laboratory based training, field work, theoretical knowledge and e-learning. The programme incorporates a number of talks by experts from the industry and includes visits to industries, university laboratories, hospital laboratories and conservation areas.

Where will it take me?

Successful completion of the HNC in Applied Sciences (Biology) prepares you for employment in the science industry and may provide you with the opportunity to complete a further year leading to the Level 5 HND in Applied Sciences (Biology) .Successful completion of the HNC may also enable you to progress to further study on the first year of a Degree course, for example BSc(Hons) Microbiology and Biological Science at Queen's University Belfast and Applied Biochemical Science. With further study it may also lead to; BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy; BSc (Hons) Optometry and BSc(Hons) Radiography at Ulster University; BSc(Hons) Applied Biological Sciences and Marine Biology at Ulster University and; BSc(Hons) Environmental Science Degrees.

How will it make me more employable?

The HNC in Applied Sciences (Biology) provides a Nationally Recognised Qualification offering career progression and professional development for those already in employment and provides opportunities to progress to Higher Education. Along with the vocational skills you will also develop employability skills through workshops such as teamwork, innovation and problem solving. You are encouraged to take up work placement in hospital labs, civil service labs, industries and educational sectors. It is the responsibility of the student to organise this work placement.

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UCAS: A minimum of 32 UCAS points including: At least one A Level pass preferably in an appropriate subject (e.g. Chemistry or Biology) OR Level 3 Diploma in Applied Science which must include two chemistry units: e.g.Chemistry for Biotechnicians and Industrial Chemical Reactions.

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University information

South Eastern Regional College

  • Campus address

    South Eastern Regional College, Lisburn Campus, 39 Castle Street, Lisburn, Antrim, BT27 4SU, Northern Ireland

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