Science Courses & Apprenticeships
- 94.6% of our students are satisfied, the highest for any FE college in the country
(FE Choices Learner Satisfaction, 2016/17)
- 92.5% of our science students achieve their qualifications
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, 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, which in the past has included Dr John Rokos, from the Institute of Biomedical Science, and from others about furthering your studies.
Our Courses and Apprenticeships
The School of Science offers progression routes from Level 1 to Level 4. All of our courses are taught with a variety of approaches in mind, designed to make your learning experience the best it can be.
We offer courses in:
- Applied science
- Applied science and technology
- Applied biology
- Access to Higher Education Diploma in Science
Access to Higher Education courses are aimed at people who want to go to university and either do not have enough A Levels to do so or have been out of full time education for some time. Each university has a minimum number of UCAS points required to study one of their degrees. You need to be aged 19 or over to study for an Access to Higher Education course.
If you are aged 19 – 23 and your Access to Higher Education is your first Level 3 course you will not need to pay course fees.
You do not have to repay your Access to Higher Education Learning Loan when you successfully complete your (subject related) university degree.
Top Facts for Science
- Progress to university from science courses is very strong.
- Science laboratories offer a realistic work environment in which to experiment.
- Courses offer constructive, supportive and timely feedback, which helps students improve.
- Progress in workshops and classrooms shows most students will go on to achieve.
- Students take pride in their work, become confident and self-assured as they learn.
- Reviews of work placements are positive with employers complimentary of students’ work.
What you could earn
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
- CONEL Science Students Learn about Sustainability with OrganicLea
- CONEL STEM Students attend Future Skills Event at Parliament
- Friends of the Earth visit Science Level 2 group at CONEL College to talk about climate change
- College celebrates Science and Engineering week by launching new courses
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