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Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Applied Science at North Hertfordshire College

Course description

Our science courses include lots of opportunities for you to get hands on experience of the world of work, including:

  • Work experience with businesses like GSK, AstraZeneca, Airbus, MBDA and Roche
  • Regular trips to science industry employers in Hertfordshire
  • Engagement with guest speakers from businesses like University of Hertfordshire, Stevenage BioScience Catalyst and ENH NHS Trust
  • Opportunities to attend major national events and present research projects to peers and sector experts at major events such as the second annual Health & Science Symposium.

NHC offers the BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science and the Extended Degree in Science.  The courses are ideal for students wishing to enter the science sector, covering biology, chemistry and physics

Course content

To join this course, you’ll need:

Five GCSEs at grade A*-C, including maths, English

and science at grade C or higher; or

A-level 2 qualification in a relevant subject area - plus

maths and English GCSE at grade A*-C, or functional

skills level 2 maths and English qualifications.

 

 

Entry requirements

To join this course, you’ll need:

  • Five GCSEs at grade A*-C including maths, English and science at grade C or higher; or,
  • A level 2 qualification in a relevant subject area - plus maths and English GCSE grade A*-C, or functional skills level 2 maths and English qualifications.

Assessment

This course is assessed through assignments (75%) and

two exams (25%).

Financial information

Price on application.

There are no tuition fees for students aged 16-18 years.

If you are over 18, please speak to a client advisor.

Possible charges for any trips, visits, materials and uniform if required offered during the year will be independent of the tuition fees or any other student finance. Financial help may be available for these costs, please contact Student Services for more information.

 

Future opportunities

Having successfully completed this course, you’ll be able

to progress to:

University courses in biochemistry, forensics, physics,

chemistry and paramedic science.

Apprenticeships

Paid employment in the sector.

Further information

Please visit our website for further information - www.nhc.ac.uk

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact North Hertfordshire College directly.

Last updated date: 18 October 2017
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    • Our Stevenage Campus is on Monkswood Way, near Asda and only a ten minute walk from the town centre and train station. All of our childcare, health & social care, IT & computing, science, access to higher education, higher education and supported studies courses are based here.

      Over recent years, we’ve invested in our state-of-the-art Stevenage Campus. We’ve invested in:

      • fully equipped, industry standard science labs
      • our cutting edge showcase classroom that contains a surface hub where students can mirror their projects, view a range of industry-relevant presentations, present and take part in Skype conference calls to connect with relevant employers, schools and colleges around the world
      • a mac suite where students can use the latest software
      • a learning resource centre with a great collection of books, journals, electronic databases and websites – open Monday to Friday during term time
      • a Starbucks concession and a range of snacks

      Our Stevenage Campus is a vibrant environment right in the centre of Stevenage with fantastic links to lots of major employers.