Why study science at West - Finnart Campus?
Located just over 30 minutes by train from Glasgow Central, West College Scotland Finnart Campus in Greenock provides an exciting opportunity to study Science at a range of levels in our friendly, supportive surroundings.
With a long-established reputation for excellence in Science, you’ll join our award-winning team of students and highly experienced staff, learning in sector leading laboratory facilities to help create the science workforce of the future.
We have strong industry links at a local and international level, working with large organisations such as NHS Scotland, DSM Nutritional, SSERC and Inverclyde District Council to name a few.
Our graduates have successfully progressed to jobs in a diverse range of industries and sectors as well as to further study at degree level at prestigious UK universities; so whatever area of Science you are passionate about, we can help you on your journey.
What will I learn?
You will learn about two main areas of science and the range of subjects studied will include:
- Lab Safety
- Practical Skills
- Research Skills
- Experimental Procedures
This course is for you if you're working towards studying HNC Applied Science.
What qualifications do I need?
For the biology/chemistry route you’ll need passes in Chemistry, Biology and Maths at National 5 or equivalent.
If you're invited to an interview, please bring proof of your qualifications.
For applicants where English is not the first language you will be required to provide evidence of ESOL at Level 6 Grade C or above (or equivalent).
What can I do after?
After successfully completing this course you'll be guaranteed a place on the relevant HNC Applied Science or Biomedical Science course at West College Scotland.
You'll also be able to apply for trainee technician roles in a laboratory. This could be in a university research lab, industrial lab, or NHS lab. Alternatively, you might work in production for a life science company eg manufacturing materials for use in science labs or in diagnostic kits, or gain employment in a support role in diagnostics.
Duration: 1 Year
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