Andrew R Res


HNC Applied Science with Biology/Chemistry

  • Campuses

    • Greenock
  • Course type

    Full time

  • Level

    SCQF 7

  • Campuses

    • Greenock
  • Course type

    Full time

  • Level

    SCQF 7


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?

On this course you will study core subjects such as chemistry and lab skills along with a range of options depending on the route you choose:

  • Cell Biology
  • DNA & Genetics
  • Statistics
  • Biochemistry

As part of the HNC course you will also complete a Graded Unit.

What qualifications do I need?

To study the course you'll need a science Higher from Biology, Human Biology, or Chemistry at grade C or above. In addition, you should have a minimum of 4 National 5 qualifications including chemistry and maths.

An NC in Applied Science (SCQF level 6) or Access to Science qualification may be a suitable alternative entry qualification depending upon the course content.

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 have the skills needed to get a technician grade post in areas such as research and medical laboratory sciences, or in related industries.

Alternatively you could find employment in the science manufacturing sector producing materials for use in labs or in diagnostic kits.

Or you could develop your skills further by studying another course, such as:

  • HND Applied Biological Science (Biomedical route)

A degree in a range of subjects from A-Z including (but not restricted to) Anatomy, Biochemistry, Biomedical Science, Chemistry, Food Science, Forensics, Microbiology, or Zoology.



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

Beth Honeyman

Study options

Campus Mode Level
Greenock Full time SCQF 7

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