To provide students with a basic understanding of scientific principles and practice to proceed to a science-based course at Higher National or degree level.
The course provides students with a National Certificate group award but is based on the Higher Still National Qualifications and the opportunity exists to sit Higher Chemistry, Higher Managing Environmental Resources and Higher Biology/Human Biology.
There are opportunities for students to study one or more Higher science subjects on an infil basis.
4 Standard Grades (or equivalent) or 4 National courses:
2 at Credit level or 2 at National 5 level, 1 of which must be Chemistry
2 at General level or 2 at National 4 level
satisfactory attainment of an SCQF Level 5 course in a related subject, which includes Chemistry.
Applications are encouraged from mature students who do not possess formal qualifications but have appropriate understanding and skills to meet the academic demands of the course.
Subject areas include:
The course contains a mix of practical work and theoretical study. Many of the theoretical elements are delivered through the use of practical experiments.
The Higher units are assessed using the NABs (National Assessment Bank material). In other parts of the course we use a variety of methods to assess your progress and learning. These range from short answer & multi choice questions, reports & projects, observations and items of extended writing and research.
It is possible to sit the Higher Science exams on this course.
Full time - 1 year.
Part time - 2 years or more.
Further study within UHI may include HNC Applied Sciences, BSc (Hons) Environmental Science, BSc (Hons) Archaeology and Environmental Studies, and BSc (Hons) Sustainable Development at Moray College UHI. Entry may also be possible onto other UHI degrees including BSc Marine Science and BSc Health Studies
The qualification may act as a guaranteed entry into science faculties at some Scottish universities and to many English universities by negotiation.
We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Moray College UHI. Moray College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.