COURSE INFORMATION

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

PLUS

  • 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