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Applied Science Level 5

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 5

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2022

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Course overview

Applied Science Level 5 is designed to develop your knowledge 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 further study of Applied Science NC Level 6 offered at Edinburgh College. This can lead to employment or further study at a university degree level. This course does not allow you to register for the National 5 exams. 

What you will learn

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Maths
  • 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

  • A minimum of 3 passes at National 4 in at least two subjects out of the following: Biology, Chemistry or Physics 
  • A pass at National 4 Mathematics 
  • National 4 English is recommended but not mandatory 

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

  • Progression onto Applied Science NC Level 6 

Career options

  • Modern Apprenticeship 
  • Laboratory technician or other relevant employment 

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Sighthill Campus Full time 29/08/22 41 Weeks

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