Overview top

This course provides a fantastic opportunity to expand your knowledge on an interesting mix of scientific topics. During the programme you will have the opportunity to explore the wonders of the human body, discover the world of viruses and bacteria and develop practical skills.

We provide a diverse mix of biology, chemistry and physics units including genetics and genetic engineering, biomedical science techniques and forensic science all encompassed in one course. We place great emphasis on developing practical skills, dedicating time and resources to developing lab based skills and practical analysis. 


During the first year of the programme you will study the following 10 units:

  • Fundamentals of Science

  • Working in the Science Industry

  • Scientific Investigation

  • Scientific Practical Techniques

  • Perceptions of Science

  • Mathematical Tools for Science

  • Statistics for Science

  • Physiology of Human Body Systems

  • Chemistry for Biology Technicians

  • Forensic Evidence Collection

Following on from that, learners progress to the second year of the programme and study a further 9 units. 

We have spent a great deal of resources developing and modernising our laboratory and equipment.

This course is perfect for anyone interested in science, who wishes to develop their knowledge and practical skills in a diverse range of scientific areas.

Entry Requirements top

5 GCSEs (or equivalent) grade A-C (9-4), including science, maths and English

Assessment top

The majority of the units are assignment based, taking the form of essays, reports, presentations and posters.

Professional Opportunities top

Ideal if you would like to follow a career in science, psychology, or progress to higher education in a variety of areas such as biomedical science, pharmacy, chemistry, marine biology, law, psychology or forensics.