SCQF Level 4

Course Overview
This science course explores the current science behind modern technological advances. This introductory-level course can be direct entry or progression from the Semester 1 course 'Introduction to Science'.

You will study a wide range of topics and participate in project based research.  Not only will you further develop practical skills but augment these with research skills, developed over several projects-based topics. 
What You Will Learn

You will study units and topics across a range of STEM subjects

·         Biology

·         Physics

·         Chemistry

·         Mathematics

·         Developing essential skills


Placement Information
Entry Requirements
  • Pass at National 3 Maths (or equivalent)

  • Pass at National 3 English (or equivalent)

  • Experience in I.C.T skills is essential for the successful completion of this course

English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5

How the course is assessed
Assessment will be on an outcome by outcome basis.
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Progression And Articulation Routes
  • NC 5 Applied Science 

  • Other SCQF level 5 courses in alternative Science subject areas.

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Career Opportunities
  • Science and technology are rapidly expanding industries. Potential employers are increasingly regarding a STEM qualification as an essential requirement, and put a high value on the skills acquired by gaining a qualification in science

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Start Date(s)

Full Time

This course will start week commencing...
  • 20/01/2020
End Date(s)

Full Time

This course will end on...
  • 12/06/2020
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