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The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London


London’s College for Skills

Introduction to the course

Studying in our well-equipped labs, you sill study:

  • Laboratory and associated technical activities,

  • Core skills for technical work

  • Develop your technical skills, knowledge and understanding of life sciences.

The HNC Biological Sciences is designed to provide you with knowledge of biological science principles and methodologies.

Specific industries where knowledge and skills in this area of science are required are:

  • Pharmaceuticals (human and animal)

  • Medical Biotechnology

  • Clinical Research and trials

  • Life Sciences

  • Food and drink

  • Environmental testing

  • Ecological/environmental science

  • Food science and hygiene

  • Public and private health care/NHS

  • Education.

What do I need?

The following criteria will be applied for entry to this programme: GCSEs English, Mathematics and Science at a minimum of Grade C/4-5, a BTEC Level 3 qualification,two A levels in Science at Grades A*-D or a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Sciences or Level 3 Access to HE Science or other related Level 3 qualifications or related work experience.

How is the course taught?

The key learning and teaching methods used on this programme are:

  • Small group discussions

  • Seminars, tutorials and practical sessions

  • Group work

  • Self-directed learning

  • Independent and group projects

  • Lectures

  • VLE-based exercises

  • Presentations

  • Workshops.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is by written assignments and practical sessions demonstrating competence in a range of areas.

What does it lead to?

This HNC will support your career progression if you are already working in related industries or assist if you would like to develop your knowledge and skills and pursue a career in a biological science-related role, for example, in the food, pharmaceutical, brewing, cosmetics, water or agricultural industries or in the NHS. You will be able to progress to a related HND, a degree programme or employment.


Course Details

Location Start Date - End Date
Enfield Centre 4 Sep 2017 - 6 Jul 2018

Course Code: HN4MBIOH / 17DA11Z

Information on course fees

If you are aged 16 – 18:
Courses are free up to Level 3

If you are over 18, fees may apply:
Tuition Fee: £5,787.00
* All fees are VAT free

If you are aged, 19-23 click here for information on financial help available to you.

If you are aged 24+ click here for information on financial help available to you. This course is eligible for a loan.

Information on how to apply

What are the levels?

Testimonial

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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Entry Level

This level will help you to develop general skills and improve your confidence if you do not have any experience or GCSEs. It will improve your basic reading, number skills and English language skills

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Level 1

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Level 2

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Level 3

This level gives you a thorough and developed understanding of the subject area. This level will give you experience in problem-solving, managing a workload and adapting your skills to achieve your objectives. This level is the minimum requirement when applying to universities and is the preferred requirement for most employers.

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