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Qualification name BTEC HNC Diploma in Applied Biology
Qualification level 4
Awarding organisation Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Full-time
Course start date 1st September 2022
Cost description Please contact us for details.
Attendance pattern Daytime

Discover the learning experience and opportunities you can expect from this course.

If you are interested in a career in health or in the science industries, the Level 4 HNC Diploma in Applied Science (Biology Pathway) will allow you to develop the skills, knowledge, understanding and personal qualities required to work in a biologically-based field, and will equip you to progress to an undergraduate degree or further professional qualification in applied biology or a related area.

Find out what qualifications and skills you will need for this course.

• 5 GCSEs at A* - C (or new grade 9-4), including English Language at grade C (or new grade 4), and Maths at grade C (or new grade 4) AND • Core and Additional Science at grade C/C or 4/4, or separate sciences at grade 4/4/4 • minimum 64 UCAS points or a full level 3 qualification in a biology related subject, access to Higher education diploma and a satisfactory interview.

View the key features of this course.

You will study 7 mandatory units as part of your qualification studying topics such as: • Lab techniques • Scientific data handling • Regulation and Quality in the Applied Sciences • Cell Biology • Fundamentals of Chemistry • Anatomy and Human Physiology There are also 2 optional units to be chosen from: • Principles of Ecology • Managing Environmental Resources • Fundamentals of Biochemistry • Microbiological Techniques • Sampling and Sample Preparation You will also gain meaningful work experience in a laboratory setting in the local area to further develop your skills and apply them to the workplace.

Understand how the course will be delivered.

You will be learning through a variety of methods including, lectures, discussion, class activities, individual activities, and laboratory practical work. Independent learning skills will be developed making use of up-to-date technology.

Find out more about exams, assignments and assessments.

The course will be internally assessed. Each unit will typically be assessed through written assignments. These are likely to include tasks such as the write up of a practical investigation including a full analysis of results, short answer questions, research questions and individual or group presentations.

Learners may go on to careers in such fields as biomedical diagnostics, nutrition, laboratory analysis, research and development, ecological sciences, conservation, education and many other related areas.

Although the emphasis of career development through this nationally recognised course is clearly in the scientific field, the many skills acquired may be applied to other areas, such as commerce, management, and teaching.

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Name Wakefield City Campus
Address Margaret Street
West Yorkshire
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Phone 01924 789111
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