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Applied Science HNC

Level 4
Two years

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This two year course provides individuals working in the chemical and related industries with the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to succeed in employment. Learners will develop a range of skills, techniques and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.

Key information

One of the following:

  • Access to HE Diploma - Pass
  • A Level - DD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma - PPP
  • BTEC L3 90-Credit Diploma - MM.

Applied Sciences (Chemistry Pathway)

First year

  • Unit 1: Fundamentals of Laboratory Techniques (Mandatory)
  • Unit 2: Scientific Data Handling Approaches and Techniques (Mandatory)
  • Unit 7: Inorganic Chemistry (Mandatory)
  • Unit 8: Organic Chemistry (Mandatory).

Second year

  • Unit 3: Regulation and Quality in the Applied Sciences (Pearson - set)
  • Unit 9: Physical Chemistry 
  • Unit 64: Work Based Investigation
  • Unit 73: Environmental Pollutants and Water Testing.

Progression on to an undergraduate degree in applied chemistry or a related area.

Course costs

£1,200* a year. 

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Additional fees

  • Travel to and from College, or placement
  • Photocopying, stationery and equipment costs (e.g. USB sticks)
  • Printing and binding
  • Gowns for graduation ceremonies.

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

Student may be able to gain recognition for previous learning.

*Please note that the tuition fees stated are subject to increase for future years of study.