Practical Science SCQF Level 5
What is special about this course?
Science represents an important and growing sector, offering huge amounts of employment opportunities across
- chemical industries
- environmental protection
- natural heritage
Among local opportunities there is an increasing demand for technicians in distilleries and other food and drink businesses. This course is ideal as an introduction to science and provides both academic and practical based learning. You will gain knowledge and skills across various science topics such as
- human body
- environmental science to progress further through education or enter employment in a lab setting.
- You will study a wide range of science subjects including biology, chemistry, environmental science and anatomy
- You will take part in forensic practicals as well as a variety of biology and chemistry practicals
- You will have the opportunity to take part in field trips
- Completion of this course allows progression onto the SCQF Level 6 or into employment
- This course is graded by continual assessment of coursework and end of unit assessments
As part of the course, you will have the opportunity to attend field trips including visits to local distilleries and a hospital as well as engage with employers.
- Three National 4s (including Maths) OR
- A SCQF Level 4 course which includes Maths or Numeracy
- Applications are encouraged from prospective students without the standard entry requirements as listed above.
Course content includes units in:
- Human Body
- Environmental Science
- Practical Lab
- Forensic Science
- Plus core skills of IT, Numeracy and Communications
- You will also investigate careers in Science
All equipment will be provided by UHI Moray.
How will I study my course?
- Full Time
- Part Time
You will study through a combination of face-to-face practical classes on campus and remote learning via our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), with support from your lecturers.
How long will my course last?
Full time: 1 year
Part time: 2 years
Where can I study my course?
- UHI Moray
Normally, if you are studying full time for the first time and are Ordinarily Resident in Scotland your course fees will be covered through the information you provide on your course application.
If you are studying part time and are on low income or in receipt of certain benefits your course fees may be covered by a fee waiver.
If you are not Ordinarily Resident in Scotland, you may need to pay course fees.
Please refer to our Fees and Funding section for more information
|Course fees 2022/23*||Scotland||Rest of UK||International|
|Further Education - Full time (SVQs and NQs)||£1,740||£6,960||£6,960|
|Further Education - Part time (SVQs and NQs - per single credit unit)||£88||£352||£352|
*The fees for 2023-24 have not yet been confirmed.
Our Student Finance Advisers can advise you on all aspects of student funding. The support available depends upon your personal circumstances.
Please refer to our Fees and Funding section for more information.
Normally, if you are studying full time for the first time and are Ordinarily Resident in Scotland your course fees will be covered through the information you provide on your course application. If you are studying part time and are on low income or in receipt of certain benefits your course fees may be covered by a fee waiver. If you are not Ordinarily Resident in Scotland, you may need to pay course fees. Please refer to our Fees and Funding section for more information.
What can I do on completion of my course?
On successful completion of this course you may progress onto the Laboratory Science SCQF Level 6 course.
You can also enter employment working in a lab at a distillery or look for Modern Apprenticeship opportunities.
Is there more information available online?
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Apply for Practical Science SCQF Level 5
We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Moray. UHI Moray 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 age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.