Are you interested in pursuing a career as a science technician or gaining a degree in Science?  If so, this course is suitable for you. The course is designed for those who have a lively and enquiring mind and have an enthusiasm for new ideas and concepts.


As you progress on the course you will find that your knowledge and understanding of Science is enhanced and that you gain confidence in your own abilities through the practical aspects of the course. If you are considering future employment in a related field or progression to higher education then you will find that how you communicate and work within a team are extremely important skills to acquire. There is also a keen emphasis placed on how you work independently.
 

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

On successful completion of this course you are able to progress on to higher education for a Degree or HND in Medical Science, or to employment in a wide range of Medical Science based careers.

What jobs can I get? 

After completing Biomedical Science at The College, you will be highly specialised to pursue roles such as:

  • Medical Laboratory Assistant
  • Decontamination Sciences Technician
  • Forensic Laboratory Technician

Because you will posses a wide range of skills, roles outside of biodmedical science are also avaliable to you like: 

  • Clinicial Audit Assistant
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • Science Teaching Technician
  • Animal Technician
  • Pharmacy retail worker

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

You will require a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C including English, maths and double Science grades 9-4 (formerly A*-C). Alternatively successful completion of a relevant Level 2 qualification and have achieved a Level 2 Functional Skill in English and maths.

What about work experience? 

You will complete 30 hours of work experience per year during this course.

This will build your skillset and give evidence that you can apply your knowledge in a workplace setting. This will make you standout to employers.

International entry requirements 

If you are not from an English Language speaking country, you will need to have UKVI IELTS 5.5. We accept a wide range of academic qualifications awarded overseas and use the UK NARIC (National Academic Recognition Information Centre) guidelines for international comparisons. For tuition and accommodation fees please visit www.thecollege.co.uk/international/courses/tuition-fees and our International Operations team can offer you advice and guidance before and during your studies.

Course costs

Course Code Start Date Costs 16-18 Costs 19-23 (with concessions) Costs 19+ (no concessions)
HAC3FD005C 08/09/2021 £85.00 £85.00 £2573.00
There is an Advanced Learner Loan available for this course.

* Please note fees are subject to change.

Costs 

Tuition fees are not payable on full time courses for 16-18 year olds.

For individuals aged 19 + please ask for details as you may be eligible for the L3 entitlement.

 

Course materials £50

International Fees 

For tuition and accommodation fees please visit www.thecollege.co.uk/international/courses/tuition-fees and our International Operations team can offer you advice and guidance before and during your studies.

Associated Costs 

There may be additional fees associated with this course - please ask for further details.

Course content

Course Content 

The aim of the course is to gain a broad understanding in Biomedical Science enabling progression to a variety of HE qualifications or direct employment into related medical fields e.g. paramedics, hospital laboratories and operating theatres, radiography and nursing.
 

The Full Diploma will include 7 core units plus 7 specialist units:
 

Core Units:

  • Principles and Applications of Science I and II
  • Practical Scientific Procedures and Techniques
  • Scientific Investigation Skills
  • Laboratory Techniques and their Application
  • Contemporary Issues in Science
  • Investigative Projects

Specialist Units from:

  • Physiology of Human Body Systems
  • Human Regulation and Reproduction
  • Biomedical Science
  • Microbiology and Microbiological Techniques
  • Genetics and Genetic Engineering
  • Disease and Infection

More info

Start Day/Time 

Year 1 starts 6th September ends 1st July

Attendance 15 hours a week over three days

Duration 

2 Years

Attendance 

Full-time

Level 

Level 3

Qualification Name 

Level 3

Awarding Body 

EDEXCEL BTEC

Curriculum Area 

Applied Science, Care and Foundation Studies - Science, Access and Counselling

Duration 

2 Years

Attendance 

Full-time

Level 

Level 3

Qualification Name 

Level 3

Awarding Body 

EDEXCEL BTEC