What is special about this course?
This course is designed 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. It provides students with a National Certificate group award but is based on the Higher Café National Qualifications. As part of this course you can sit Higher Chemistry, Higher Environmental Science and Higher Biology or Human Biology (which can also be studied online).
There are also opportunities for students to study one or more Higher science subjects on an infill basis.
4 Standard Grades, 2 Credit (one of which must be Chemistry) and 2 General
4 National 5s, 2 at A or B (one of which must be Chemistry) and 2 at A-D
satisfactory attainment of a prerequisite SCQF Level 5 course or
Applications are encouraged from mature students who do not possess formal qualifications but have the skills to meet the academic demands of the course.
Subject areas include:
• Higher Chemistry
• Higher Biology/Higher Human Biology
• Higher Environmental Science
• Maths for Science
• National 5 Physics (1 unit)
How will I study my course?
- Full Time
- Part Time
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.
How long will my course last?
Full time - 1 year.
Part time - 2 years or more.
Where can I study my course?
- Moray College UHI
The good news is that depending on your personal circumstances there are a wide range of bursaries, grants and allowances available to fund your college studies.
What can I do on completion of my course?
Further study within UHI may include HNC Applied Sciences, BSc (Hons) 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.
Is there more information available online?
You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.