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Applied Science NC Level 5

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 5

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2021

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Course overview

Applied Science NC 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 steppingstone 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 National 5 exams. 

What you will learn

  • Applied Biology 
  • Chemistry 
  • Physics  
  • Laboratory Safety 

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 

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 

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 30/08/21 41 Weeks

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