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Introductory Science

Campus Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 4

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2024

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Course overview

Introductory Science 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 and the health industry or prepare you for further study in applied sciences. 

This is a full-time course taught at our 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.

This is a college-devised SCQF level 4 equivalent course, which consists of college-derived units and is a stepping stone towards Applied Science Level 5, offered at Edinburgh College.

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 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.

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 allowed 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 places are available – this will be reviewed in August.

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.

Study Options

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

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