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HNC Applied Sciences (Biology)

If you have an interest in Biology and would like to study locally to gain a higher-level qualification, this course may be perfect for you. Practical experience is central to this applied course, with access to industry standard laboratories and equipment. Teaching will be carried out in small teaching groups offering a high level of support to all learners. If you have an interest in biology and would like to study locally to gain a higher-level qualification, this course may be perfect for you.

WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

This course has been designed to help you to gain knowledge and skills in applied biological sciences. The core units focus on laboratory techniques and analysis of scientific information as well as the development of scientific experimental skills. Specialist units have been chosen to provide you with a broad basis of biological science as well as units that link well to potential local employers. By completing project units and investigations as well as employability and work-based units, all learners can tailor their own qualifications to meet their needs and individual areas of interest, as well as the requirements of employers if required.

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Start date: 19/09/2022

Course code
HCAPBIO22T
Level
Level 4
Location
Truro College
Duration
1 year
Qualification
Higher National Certificate (HNC)
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TOP COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

Project Work

Small Class Sizes

Outstanding Facilities

Laboratory Work

Multi-Agency Collaboration

During the HNC, learners will carry out data collection and analysis in collaboration with several outside agencies while adding to a central database. The research will take place both in and out of the lab.

Variety of Learning Experiences

While some of the lectures will be in a classroom and based on theoretical understanding, much of your time will be spent learning and honing practical skills and techniques in the lab. Your assessment style will also vary, from lab books and reports to scientific posters and presentations.

Highly Specialised Staff

Learners will work with staff who have many years of teaching experience in their field as well as a wide range of further scientific work.  

 

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

This is an opportunity to gain a level 4 (HNC) qualification at a Platinum Science Mark provider. Courses are typically taught over 2 days per week as full-time options or one day per week as a part-time option, providing an opportunity to maintain employment alongside study. This qualification may also be suitable for higher-level apprenticeships within a scientific field.

First Year:

  • Cell biology
  • Analysis of scientific data and information
  • Lab techniques for applied biology
  • Work-based investigation
  • Biochemistry of macromolecules and metabolic pathways
  • Physiology of cellular systems in animals
  • Neurophysiology and homeostatic control of the human body Ecological principles and their application
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WHERE WILL IT TAKE ME?

Learners will work with a number of agencies and employers to develop technical expertise both on and off-site applicable to a wide range of scientific careers including microbiology, laboratory work in the health sector, environmental management and fitness industry.

This programme will provide you with an understanding of theory and a range of skills to enable you to gain employment, or progress in your current role across a range of scientific fields.

The programme emphasises a deeper professional practice and gives the opportunity for producing an appropriate portfolio that demonstrates growing professional expertise. On completion of this course, learners may be able to progress directly onto employment, an apprenticeship or a relevant higher level programme.

Assessment Arrangements

This courses method of assessment is entirely Coursework.

Entry Requirements

In order to gain a place on this course you will need 48 UCAS points including a minimum equivalency of one A Level in addition to GCSE English and Maths at grade C/4 or above.

Additional Information

UCAS COURSE CODE: C909

DURATION: 1 Year

LOCATION: Truro

AWARDING BODY: Pearson

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