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?
Science based subjects are taught in classrooms which are also used for group discussions and purpose built laboratories. You will have extensive use of The College's Learning Resource Centres which have an extensive selection of books on Science and student access to the Internet. You will also have access to the Moodle (College course resources).
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?
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 Code||Start Date||Costs 16-18||Costs 19-23 (with concessions)||Costs 19+ (no concessions)|
* Please note fees are subject to change.
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
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.
There may be additional fees associated with this course - please ask for further details.
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:
- 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
Year 1 starts 13 September ends 5 July Attendance 15 hours a week over three days