If you are passionate about understanding how the world works or making new discoveries, then a career in science is ideal for you.

Scientists work across many industries and sectors, including technology, transport, medicine and the environment. At our fully equipped laboratories, you’ll use the latest equipment to test out theories and carry out experiments.

You’ll also have the chance to hear from expert speakers about career options in their field. Past speakers have included Dr John Rokos from the Institute of Biomedical Science.

Our science courses and apprenticeships

At CONEL, we offer progression routes from Level 1 to Level 4. All of our science courses are taught with a variety of approaches in mind, and are designed to give you the best possible learning experience.

We offer the following courses:

  • Applied science
  • Applied science and technology
  • Applied biology
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma in Science

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If you are unsure which course or level is right for you, we offer a free information, advice and guidance service across both our centres - please click here for more information.

Top benefits of science courses at CONEL

  • Progress to university from science courses is very strong.
  • Science laboratories offer a realistic work environment in which to experiment.
  • Science courses offer constructive, supportive and timely feedback, which helps students improve.
  • Progress in workshops and classrooms shows that most students will go on to achieve success in their science career.
  • Students take pride in their work, become confident and self-assured as they learn.
  • Reviews of work placements are positive with employers and complimentary of students’ work.

How much do scientists earn?

Completing a science course or apprenticeship at CONEL College could lead you to professions such as:

Biomedical Scientist: Hourly Pay £22.43, Weekly Pay £830, Annual Pay £43,160

Laboratory Technician: Hourly Pay £12.56, Weekly Pay £490, Annual Pay £25,480

Radiographer: Hourly Pay £18.75, Weekly Pay £750, Annual Pay £39,000

Physiotherapist: Hourly Pay £17.18, Weekly Pay £670, Annual Pay £34,840

Pharmacist: Hourly Pay £19.75, Weekly Pay £790, Annual Pay £41,080

Success Stories

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It's more than science for Tasnim

Tasnim Alam is one of our Level 3 Science students. He has always been intrigued by science and feels that he learns something new about it every day that he...

Naomi Conlon

Naomi showed a real passion for learning and was always willing to help other students in her class. She was reliable, hard working and committed to all aspects of her...

Natalia Morar

Natalia was an exemplary student who achieved a double-starred Distinction in the first year of her diploma. She was described by her tutors as an excellent role model to other...

David Von Kraft

A very capable learner, David produced a high standard of work throughout his diploma. He was always prepared to help others within his peer group whenever possible and be one...

Laila El-Zeinab

A truly outstanding and ambitious student, Laila achieved a triplestarred Distinction on her diploma. She was hard working, diligent and focused throughout the course and excelled in all aspects of...

Diandra Marshall-Bruce

Diandra was a very diligent, focused and motivated student with an excellent attitude to work. She excelled due to her willingness to put in the hours of study needed on...

Kiyegga Kiguli

A respectable and hard-working student, Kiyegga achieved Distinction grades across all units of his diploma. He was described by his tutors as an all-round performer, very focused with an excellent...

Glori Jaho

Praised by her tutors as a model student, Glori achieved Distinctions in her diploma and is now studying Biomedical Sciences at university. She started on a Level 1 course at...

Gafari Hassan

Gafari was praised by his tutors an asset to the College’s School of Science and Engineering. While studying for and Diploma in Engineering Level 3 he worked hard across the...

Amna Yacoob

The education you get at CONEL is excellent. The teachers were very supportive and helped me to achieve all my Distinctions. They were approachable and knew their subject well. I...

What are the levels?



Newton Ernest Ofei

I think the course I studied and the College as a whole are really good. I achieved a double Distinction with 100% attendance and punctuality and am finishing my course to become a pharmacy technician.

Newton Ernest Ofei Applied Science National Diploma Level 3

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