• Life Sciences
  • January
  • Full-Time
  • 12 weeks or more
  • Science
  • SCQF Level 6


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Intro to the course:

This access course introduces you to further learning in biology, chemistry, numeracy and communications. Some practical laboratory skills are included. It is a good starting point for people who want to start a career in science.

SCQF Level 6

Study mode

Start date

Who is the course for?

This course is ideal for anyone wanting to start a career in science. It will suit adult returners or those looking to change career or progress into the industry.

What will I study?

Access course in which you'll study biology, chemistry, numeracy and communication. You'll learn laboratory skills, and health and safety aspects of working in a laboratory setting.

Next Step Course Options

  • HNC Applied Science

How will I be assessed?

Closed- and open-book assessments.

Why should I choose this course?

Most jobs need people who are competent in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects, and there is a focus on STEM skills in many sectors. The science industry itself continues to grow. You'll be taught by lecturers with experience in the science field, go on site visits, and learn about the industry from our partners such as the Marine Conservation Society, University of the West of Scotland, NHS Lanarkshire and the Scottish Universities Environment Research Centre.

Where can this course lead?

This course leads to jobs within the life sciences industry, for example working in a laboratory.

What are the entry requirements?

No formal entry requirements. Entry requirements based on interview and reference.

What are the interview arrangements?

Interview , reference and work experience discussed.

Other information:

This is a January Course that is designed to progress on completion/ achievement of all the units to HNC Applied Science

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Study mode Full-Time Start date 09/01/2023 Duration 12 weeks or more
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