Applied Sciences: NQ (Level 6)

Qualification Qualifications Explained
Study Mode
Full Time

1 Year - 3 Days per week

Start date
Aug 2024
Applications open January 2024

Course overview

Is science the career for you? This course will set you up for a variety of progression routes to help you achieve your career goals.

The level 6 course is a one year programme and will allow you to develop and build skills across all areas of science by completing CfE Higher level 6 units including biology, chemistry, and physics. This will help you to decide which areas of science are of interest to you for future study. The course will also allow you to work on practical skills in these areas.

The College will provide you the best chance of achieving this goal, and with our support and your positive engagement, this dream can become a reality.

The programme is designed with progression in mind and successful students can progress from this course to all HN Science programmes.

Obtaining meaningful science qualifications requires many years of study so you must ensure you are willing to put the time in to achieve this goal. If this sounds like you, then progression through our science courses can allow you to successfully achieve a HNC (level 7) or HND (level 8) to enter employment or progress to university

What you will learn

Course topics include:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Investigation Skills
  • Mathematics
  • Computing
  • Communications
  • Study Skills.

The programme has been specially designed to provide a high level of support and guidance together with regular feedback on progression.

Entry requirements

  • In order to obtain entry to the course you must have a minimum of three National 5 (or equivalent qualifications) in maths, English and a science subject.
  • You must also have a genuine interest in science and be able to clearly demonstrate this.

Entry to the course will be based upon a competitive review of the applications.

You should now provide detailed information on relevant life, education and employment experience within your personal statement, in addition to demonstrating a genuine interest in the subject.

Tell us what experience you have in the subject already and about the subjects that interest you most.  What skills do you have that will make you a good student for the course and give examples of these skills? A successful application will contain all this information in your personal statement, so make sure you include all information that is relevant.

Your personal statement will be a significant factor in determining whether you are short listed for the programme. It is likely that if you are short listed, you will receive a formal interview either in person or on line.

If English is not your first language,  must have Higher ESOL at grade C or equivalent.

Future prospects

When you have achieved your NQ Applied Science level 6 qualification, you may be able to progression to our HNC and HND degree programmes.

This also includes the Glasgow University and Glasgow Caledonian University pathway programmes assuming certain eligibility criteria are met.

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