This course will run subject to approval.
The Higher National Diploma in Applied Science offers participants three distinct pathways.
- Higher National Diploma in Biology
- Higher National Diploma in Chemistry
- Higher National Diploma in Environmental Science specialising in water and wastewater
In year 1 you will study eight units. Three units are universal to all three pathways and then you will study a further 5 specialist units.
In year 2 you will study eight units. Three units are universal to all three pathways and then you will study a further 5 specialist units.
In the Biology pathway, you study specialist topics such as, Cell Biology, Anatomy and Human Physiology, Biochemistry of macromolecules and metabolic pathways, immunology and Genetics.
In the Chemistry pathway, you study specialist topics such as, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, aromatic and carboxyl compounds and solid state and transition metal chemistry.
In the Environmental Science specialising in water and wastewater pathway, you study specialist topics such as, principles of ecology and their applications, physiological adaptations of plants to environmental changes, environmental monitoring and analysis, biotechnology techniques and water and wastewater management.
Learning methods include:
- Lectures and Seminars
- Laboratory Experimentation
- Guest speakers
- Field trips
- Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs)
For students who have recently been in education, the entry profile is likely to include one of the following:
- a BTEC Level 3 qualification in Applied Sciences (or a related subject)
- a GCE Advanced Level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or adequate performance in more than one GCE subject; this profile is likely to be supported by GCSE grades A* to C and/or 9 to 4 (or equivalent) in subjects such as Maths and English
- other related Level 3 qualifications
- an Access to Higher Education Diploma awarded by an approved further education institution
- Related Work Experience
- an International equivalent of the above
Please note that you may need to purchase a lab coat as part of our kit requirements.
For the HND, two core units − one core, 15-credit, unit at Level 4 and one core, 30-credit unit at Level 5 − will be assessed by a mandatory Pearson-set assignment targeted at particular skills.
All other units are assessed by centre-devised internal assignments.
Employability Skills such as team working and entrepreneurialism as well as practical hands-on skills have been built into the design of the learning aims and content. This gives you the opportunity to use relevant contexts, scenarios and materials to enable students to develop a portfolio of evidence demonstrating the breadth of their skills and knowledge in a way that equips them for employment.
Careers from our pathways include: Technician Scientist, Technician Scientist, Laboratory Technician, Research Technician, Quality Support Technician, Technologist Development Technician, Manufacturing Technician and Science Technician. You are able to complete a top up qualification to achieve a BSc at Bradford College (pending approval) or at other institutions.
Course fees are £7750.
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