Pearson Level 5 Higher National Diploma (HND) in Applied Biology


1. Qualification details

Qualification name BTEC HNC Diploma in Applied Biology
Qualification level Level 4
Awarding organisation Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)
Course type Part time
Course start date 01 September 2020
Instruction language English
Price £5,000.00
Funding information Advanced Learner Loans available
Attendance pattern Not known
Support facilities Our facilities are all designed to ensure you gain the most from your studies, including our modern Box Theatre for our performing arts students, our hair and beauty training rooms, and our new science labs for instance. We have an award winning student run restaurant, Rouge, an on-site gym and a Costa café for socialising and meeting up between classes. We are delighted to be partnering with leading celebrity hairdresser Lee Stafford. If you want a career in the hair and beauty industry, you'll learn the very best skills and techniques at our training academy, as perfected by Lee and his team. Rouge is the training restaurant for New City College Redbridge. All hospitality and catering students can work preparing and serving food and drinks as part of their course. We can provide a range of extra support for students who may need it, ranging from help with their studies, counselling, financial, business and careers advice.

2. Course description

Applied Biology is the understanding of how organisms work and how living organisms can produce useful products. Get answers to questions like, why blood is red, how to grow bacteria, and if chocolate is good for you. You will develop your knowledge and understanding of biological theories and build skills needed to effectively apply them in a future scientific career. The course aims to give those with an interest in biological sciences the practical and theoretical skills to advance their career by developing technical competence through a number of hands-on activities and experiments. What Will I Study? You will be studying a range of six mandatory core units* and ten specialist units: Year One: - Cell Biology* (15 credits) - Biochemistry of Macromolecules and Metabolic Pathways* (15 credits) - Physiology of Cellular Systems in Animals* (15 credits) - Laboratory Techniques for Applied Biology* (15 credits) - Analysis of Scientific Data and Information* (15 credits) - Laboratory Management (15 credits) - Molecular Biology and Genetics (15 credits) - Project for Applied Science* (20 credits) Year Two: - Infectious Diseases (15 credits) - The Immune Response System (15 credits) - Neurophysiology and Homeostatic Control of the Human Body (15 credits) - Human Health and Nutrition (15 credits) - Industrial Microbiology (15 credits) - Chemistry for Applied Biologists (15 credits) - Food Molecules, Additives and their Roles (15 credits) - Work-based Experience (15 credits) To achieve the HND Diploma, students have to achieve 245 credits that are assessed as Pass, Merit or Distinction. You will learn how to approach your studies in terms of the different techniques needed to be a successful learner in higher education, including developing research and presentation skills. Individual tutorial support will allow you to meet with your Personal Tutor on a regular basis to discuss your progress.

3. Entry requirements

GCSE grades A* to C and/or 9 to 4 (or equivalent) or Level 2 Functional Skills in Math and English may be considered, 16-64 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels or Level 3 qualification in related subjects or Access to HE Diploma Mature (over 21) students, who do not meet these academic qualifications but have relevant work or life experience will be considered. Non-native English speakers or who have not studied the final two years of school in English, will take college assessment in English and math. Applicants are expected to attend an interview.

4. Equipment required

No equipment required

5. Assessment method

Written reports, Oral presentations, Practical Assessments, Peer assessment

6. Venue

Name Redbridge Campus (Chadwell Heath)
Address Chadwell Heath Lane
RM6 4XT
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Email redbridge.information@ncclondon.ac.uk
Phone 020 8502 8778
Website https://www.ncclondon.ac.uk/

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