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Applied Science Level 4

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 4

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2023

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Course overview

Applied Science Level 4 is designed to develop your knowledge and foundations of the science industry. You will learn essential skills needed to progress into employment in the science sector or prepare you for further study in applied sciences. 

This is a full-time course taught at Edinburgh College’s Sighthill campus. You will study a range of topics including Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. 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.

This course works as a stepping stone towards Applied Science Level 5, offered at Edinburgh College. This can lead to further study at Applied Science NC6 and HNC. 

What you will learn

  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Laboratory experience

How the course is assessed

  • You will be assessed on each unit.
  • All units within the course must be achieved in order to gain Edinburgh College certification.
  • You will be tested on your theoretical and practical skills.  

Number of days per week

  • 3 days per week.

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.

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • Internal and external candidates may be required to sit a diagnostic test.

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5.

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Applied Science Level 5 is available to study at Edinburgh College. 
  • Other SCQF Level 5 courses in alternative subject areas. 

Career options

  • Careers options within STEM industries and in STEM-related areas are increasing with employers often requesting STEM skills as an entry requirement. This means that a broad range of opportunities is opened to you by studying and progressing through STEM courses. 
  • A career in the health and science industry.

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Sighthill Campus Full time 28/08/23 41 Weeks

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