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NC Applied Science Level 6

  • 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 key subjects such as:

  • Chemistry
  • Experimental Procedures In Science
  • Maths
  • Human Biology or Physics

In addition you’ll develop skills such as working with scientific data as well as practical laboratory skills. Transferrable skills such as time management, resilience and working as part of a team will also be developed.

What qualifications do I need?

Depending on your interests you will need passes in either:

    National 5 Biology, Chemistry and Maths


    National 5 Physics, Chemistry and Maths

    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 have the skills needed to get a trainee technician role in a laboratory. This could be in a university research lab, industrial lab, or NHS lab. Alternatively, you might work in production for a science company eg manufacturing materials for use in science labs or in diagnostic kits.

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

    • HNC Applied Science (various science routes)
    • HNC Biomedical Science



    Programme Information

    Start: August

    End: June

    Duration: 1 year

Study options

Campus Mode Level
Greenock Full time SCQF 6

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