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Applied Science NC Level 6

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 6

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2024

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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 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 range of employer-relevant skills in the science areas of Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Mathematics. 

This course is a stepping stone towards full-time employment or further study that 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
  • Laboratory experience

How the course is assessed

  • You will be assessed on each unit 
  • All units within the course must be achieved to gain the full award
  • You will be tested on your theoretical and practical skills  

Number of days per week

  • 3 days per week 

Entry requirements

  • A pass at Applied Sciences 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 

Note for internal/progressing students: Progression to the next level is not a guarantee and will be evaluated for each student at the end of the current course taking attendance, performance and assessment attempts into consideration.

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • External or internal applicants may be required to sit a diagnostic test. This will be determined on a case-by-case basis
  • Students who have previously been given an opportunity to complete the course or apply again will be required to complete a diagnostic test. Applications to repeat a course will only be considered if there are places available – this will be reviewed in August

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Applied Sciences HNC 

Career options

  • Modern Apprenticeship or relevant employment 

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Sighthill Campus Full time 26/08/24 41 Weeks

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