Andrew R Res


Access to HN Science (Level 6) with Biology/Chemistry

  • Campuses

    • Greenock
  • Course type

    Full time

  • Level

    SCQF 6

  • Campuses

    • Greenock
  • Course type

    Full time

  • Level

    SCQF 6


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
  • Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Statistics

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.



Programme Information

Start: August

End: June

Duration: 1 Year

Additional Information

Our students go on to achieve great things, but don't just take our word for it,

Dr Samantha Le-Sommer

Study options

Campus Mode Level
Greenock Full time SCQF 6

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