HNC Applied Science

Course Overview

Duration: Two years

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.

Updated September 2020

Entry Requirements

One of the following:

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

Course Delivery

Applied Sciences (Chemistry Pathway)

Year 1

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)

Year 2

Unit 3: Regulation and Quality in the Applied Sciences (Pearson - set)

Unit 9: Physical Chemistry 

Unit 64: Work Based Investigation

Unit 35: Analytical Chemistry

Progression Opportunities

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

Additional Information

Recognition of Prior Learning

Student may be able to gain recognition for previous learning.  Please contact for advice if you feel this may be relevant, further information is available at:

The tuition fees for this course are £1,200 per year

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Course deliverable in Welsh:

Detailed course information

Where and when can I study?

Start Date: Tue 20 Sep 2022 | Course Code: BM1602 PT1 | Cost: £TBC

Level 4   Tuesday   9am - 4.30pm   30 weeks   Tycoch