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NQ Introduction to Applied Science (Level 4)

  • Campuses

    • Clydebank
    • Greenock
  • Course type

    Full time

  • Level

    SCQF 4

  • Campuses

    • Clydebank
    • Greenock
  • Course type

    Full time

  • Level

    SCQF 4


Why Study at West?

With all three campuses situated on main transport hubs, all within 30 minutes of Glasgow City Centre, West College Scotland is an obvious choice. Our wide range of courses provide an exciting opportunity to study Science in our friendly, supportive surroundings.

With a long-established reputation for excellence in this area, you’ll join our award-winning team of students and highly experienced staff, learning in sector-leading laboratories. We’ll also offer advice and assist you in making decisions on your future progression routes

What will I learn?

You'll learn about:

  • Chemistry
  • Human Body
  • Medical Physics
  • Forensic Science
  • Cells and DNA
  • Numeracy

What qualifications do I need?

There are no formal entry requirement but you must show us you're committed and enthusiastic. For a place on the course you'll need to attend an interview, bringing along any qualifications you may have.

For applicants where English is not the first language you will be required to provide evidence of ESOL at Level 5 Grade C or above (or equivalent).

What can I do after?

After successfully completing this course you can develop your skills further by studying another course, such as:

  • NQ Applied Science Level 5 with biology/chemistry
  • NQ Applied Science Level 5 with physics/chemistry
  • Access to Pharmacy Services (Level 5)
  • Pre-Apprenticeship in Pharmacy Services (Level 5)

Alternatively you could use your qualification to gain entry to other courses in areas as diverse as engineering and health care.



Programme Information

Start: August

End: June

Duration: 1 year

Additional Information

Our students go on to achieve great things but don't take our word for it, read what they have to say:

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Study options

Campus Mode Level
Clydebank Full time SCQF 4
Greenock Full time SCQF 4

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