COURSE INFORMATION

This is an excellent science course which prepares you to progress further in a science career. It is designed to allow you to progress in Further Education on to HND: Applied Biological Sciences or HND: Applied Sciences at Fife College, or to a university degree.

Alternatively, the curriculum will provide the theoretical knowledge and the laboratory skills needed to enter employment. After semester one, you will have the option to specialise in biology options or chemistry options.

  • Laboratory skills for the science industry
  • Fundamental chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Information technology
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics

Biology options:

  • Cell biology
  • DNA structure and genetics
  • Microbiology

Chemistry options:

  • Organic chemistry
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Physical chemistry
  • Physics for life science
  • One year full-time
  • 18 months part-time (day release)
  • One Higher at Level C or above in Biology/Human Biology/Chemistry plus four National 5s at Level C or above or equivalent (see our Qualifications Explained page for details), to include Biology, Chemistry, and Maths
  • Foundation Apprenticeship: Scientific Technologies (Lab Skills) SCQF Level 6 plus four National 5s at Level C or above or equivalent (see our Qualifications Explained page for details), to include Biology, Chemistry, and Maths
  • Foundation Apprenticeship: Food and Drink Technologies SCQF Level 6 plus one Higher at Level C or above in any Science subject and National 5 Maths at Level C or above
  • National Certificate: Applied Science SCQF Level 6
  • Relevant industrial experience and/or other qualifications will be considered on an individual

In addition, internal applicants will also require a positive Internal Learner Reference (ILR).

Successful completion will enable you to seek employment in the science industry such as:

  • Research technician
  • Research scientist
  • Laboratory technician
  • Application process and successful interview