Certificate in Applied Science

Course Content

This course contains mandatory topics at Higher level covering areas of Biology, Chemistry, Maths and practical skills.

Learners will also have the opportunity to sit the external SQA exams for Chemistry and Higher Human Biology.

This course will provide the basis to progress onto studying science at HNC level. The course would suit learners with National 5 qualifications in science subjects who would like to progress onto HNC Applied Science or related course.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of three National 5 qualifications (or equivalent) must include Maths or Chemistry at grade C or above. 

Applicants should have the desire to work towards entry into HNC level courses or a career in a science discipline.

Method of Assessment

There is no end of course test but completion of each unit is through end of unit assessment and submission of lab reports.

Future Prospects

Successful completion of the course with satisfactory attendance allows entry to HNC Applied Sciences and then progression to university.  

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Kingsway Campus

  • Start Date

    26 Aug 2024

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    32 Weeks

  • Subject Area


  • Tuition fees may be paid for full-time students in Scotland subject to meeting residency requirements, applications should be made to the appropriate funding body. International Students please refer to our International fees page
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