On this course you will have the opportunity to study various aspects of chemistry, biology and physics, and develop your laboratory skills. At the same time, you will also gain a recognised SQA National Certificate in Applied Science as SCQF Level 5.

This course allows you to study the sciences at National 5 level with a view to progressing to a Higher level Applied Science course at SCQF Level 6, or directly into employment on one of the fast-growing, well-paid specialist STEM sectors.

Did you know that an estimated 804,000 are employed in Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Technology (STEM) related industries (including health-related businesses and activities) which represents 30.7% of all employment in Scotland!!

  • One year full-time

You can choose a minimum of three subjects from the following:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics


  • You will develop the Core Skills of information technology and communication
  • You will be expected to complete a laboratory science programme to introduce you to the Essential Skills required for a career in science
  • Four National 4s including a Science subject, Mathematics, and English
  • National Certificate: Applied Sciences SCQF Level 6
  • Our courses are widely respected among employers and provide an excellent route to degree study
  • 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