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, onto HND: Applied Biological Sciences at Fife College, or to a university degree.

 

  • One year full-time
  • 18 months part-time (day release)
  • Part-time in both campuses 
  • Laboratory skills for the science industry
  • Fundamental chemistry: An Introduction 
  • Fundamental Chemistry: Theory & Laboratory Skills
  • Biochemistry Theory & Laboratory Skills
  • Quality And Health And Safety Systems In Science Industries 
  • Cell biology Theory & Laboratory Skills
    • DNA and Genetics
    • Microbiology Theory & Laboratory Skills
    • Personal Development Planning
    • Graded Unit 1

 

Optional units:

  • Mathematics for Science and/or Statistics for Science
  • Biotechnology An Introduction
  • Information Technology Applications Software

One of the following:

  • One Higher at Grade C or above in Biology, Human Biology, or Chemistry plus four National 5s at Grade C or above to include Biology, Chemistry, and Maths
  • Foundation Apprenticeship: Scientific Technologies (Laboratory Skills) SCQF Level 6 plus four National 5s at Grade C or above to include Biology, Chemistry, and Maths
  • Foundation Apprenticeship: Food and Drink Technologies SCQF Level 6 plus one Higher at Grade C or above in any Science subject and National 5 Maths at Grade C or above
  • National Certificate: Applied Sciences SCQF Level 6
  • Relevant industrial experience and/or other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis
  • HND: Applied Biological Sciences SCQF Level 8
  • It is possible to progress on to a degree at university from this course - see our HE and Degree Pathways guide for more information

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

  • Research technician
  • Research scientist
  • Laboratory technician
  • You may be required to take part in an informal conversation as part of the application process. This group/individual conversation may be an information session, a portfolio discussion, or a skills based exercise