SCQF Level 4
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Course Overview

Sceince for Health Studies Level 4 is a full-time course designed to prepare you for further study of Health or Science related courses. If you have limited qualifications and want to develop your numeracy, communication and science skills then this course is your first step towards a career in the health industry or towards applying for a university degree.  

You will study units such as Biology, Chemistry and the Human body which will give you the knowledge needed to take the next step in your academic life. 

This course is 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. 

What You Will Learn
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Numeracy
  • Communications
  • IT
  • Psychology
  • Pharmacology
    Placement Information


        Entry Requirements
        • Pass at National 3 Mathematics (or equivalent) 

        • Pass at National 3 English (or equivalent) 

        • Experience in I.C.T is essential for the successful completion of this course 
          English Proficiency Requirements
          • IELTS 5.5
          How the course is assessed
          • This course is assessed through a variety of methods including essays, reports, SQA national assessments and projects 
          Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
          • You will be invited for an individual interview where you will be asked to complete a science aptitude test before acceptance onto the course 
          Progression And Articulation Routes
          • Upon successful completion you will be academically prepared and eligible to study on a range of Level 5/6 courses offered at Edinburgh College 
          • You will be eligible to apply for NC Applied Science 
          Career Opportunities
          • A career in the health and sciences industry 
          Number Of Days Per Week
          • 3 days per week 
          Course Cost And Funding Options
          Course Delivery
          GRANTON x x x x x
          MIDLOTHIAN x x x x x
          MILTON RD x x x x x
          SIGHTHILL x x x x x
          OUTREACH x x x x x

          Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation

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