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Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC / Level 5 HND in Applied Biology

South West College

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  • Qualification

    HND - Higher National Diploma

  • Location

    South West College

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

Course Overview

The HNC in Applied 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, laboratories and conservation areas. The teaching team are highly qualified, with industrial and research experience and some holding PhD degrees. The staff continually develop their professional skills by attending specialised training programmes. 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.

Assessment Method

Assessment is continuous throughout the course with a combination of written assignments, practical tasks both in the laboratory and in the field, presentations and time constraint assignments. The assessment is criterion-referenced and all units will be individually graded as ‘pass’, ‘merit’ or ‘distinction’. Both oral and written feedback will be provided during your course to help improve and monitor performance.

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Learners must have at least 1 GCE A Level pass or equivalent in an appropriate subject.

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University information

South West College

  • Campus address

    South West College, Dugnannon Campus, Circular Road, Dungannon, Tyrone, BT71 6BQ, Northern Ireland

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