The Level 4 HNC and Level 5 HND in Applied Biology provide a specialist work-related programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the applied biology sector and also offers particular specialist emphasis through the choice of specialist units.
BTEC Higher Nationals provide nationally recognised qualifications offering career progression and professional development for those already in employment and opportunities to progress into higher education. The qualifications are made up of compulsory units and specialist units studied in one-year HNC and two-year HND programmes for Applied Biology qualifications.
The course aims to:
You will learn to:
Level: Level 4/5
Start Date: 25 September 2017
Students who are interested in a career in biological sciences.
You will learn by completing projects and assignments based on realistic situations, activities and demands. You will focus on a particular area and develop a range of specialist skills and knowledge.
The course is made up of mandatory and optional specialist units.
You will study:
There are enrichment activities on the course such as university visits to discuss subject-specific issues and talks from experts on the latest developments in science.
The course is internally assessed by means of assignments which are graded, and you will also receive an overall grade for the qualification.
Regulation of Standards
Progress to the final year of a degree course at some universities, such as BSc in Biomedical Science or Biology or find employment in biological sciences.
Learner should have at least one of the following, meeting a minimum of 120 UCAS points:
If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This fee is for one year of study and may be subject to change in subsequent years. The course fee is usually covered by your student loan and you will not need to pay this back until you have completed this course and when you are earning over £21,000 a year. Home students may receive a bursary of £600 to help towards expenses (usually in February, subject to satisfactory attendance and progress on the course).
Please note that if you have already achieved a degree, you will be liable to pay a higher fee (£7,000 in 2014-15).
The fee for international students for 2015-16 was £8,000 and the 2016-17 fee is to be confirmed.