SCQF Level 6
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Course Overview
Applied Science NC Level 6 is designed to develop your knowledge of the science industry. You will learn the skills needed to progress into employment in the science sector or be prepared for further study of HNC/D in Applied Science.  

This is a full-time course taught at Edinburgh College’s Sighthill campus. Our Science department offers you the opportunity to study in purpose-built laboratories. These will support the development of your general and specialist practical skills whilst enhancing your theoretical understanding of science. You will learn a wide range of employer-relevant skills in the key science areas of Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Mathematics.  

This course is a steppingstone towards full-time employment or further study which can lead to a university degree. This course does not allow you to register for Higher exams. 
What You Will Learn
  • Chemistry 
  • Biology 
  • Physics 
  • Mathematics 
Entry Requirements
  • A pass at Applied Sciences NC Level 5 OR a minimum of three National 5 subjects at a minimum of grade C (two of which must be a science)  
  • National 5 Mathematics at a minimum grade of C 
  • National 5 English is recommended but not mandatory 
English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
  • You will be assessed on each unit 
  • All units within the course must be achieved in order to gain the full award 
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • Applied Sciences HNC 
Career Opportunities
  • Modern Apprenticeship or relevant employment 
Number Of Days Per Week
  • 4 days per week 
Course Cost And Funding Options
Start Date and Time

Full Time

This course will start week commencing...
  • Monday 30/08/2021
End Date

Full Time

This course will end on...
  • Friday 17/06/2022
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