What is special about this course?
This course consists of 4 units designed to introduce the Science skills needed for employment in a wide arrange of industries and services using laboratory Science, in a local, national and global setting, and be able to communicate those skills to improve employability potential within the Science sector.
You will develop basic practical skills for working in a laboratory: measuring, weighing, preparing compounds and solutions and understanding the health and safety requirements for a safe working environment.
You will also gain specific practical skills in microbiology, chemical handling, laboratory instrumentation and develop scientific investigation skills to test a scientific hypothesis and report on their findings.
You should have a National 4 in Biology, Chemistry and Maths
have National 5 units in Biology, Chemistry and Maths
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.
The 4 units would be:
• Laboratory Science: Careers using Laboratory Science
• Laboratory Science: Working in a Laboratory
• Laboratory Science: Practical Skills
• Laboratory Science: Practical Investigation
How will I study my course?
- 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.
How long will my course last?
Part time - 1 year (4 hours on Wednesdays)
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 may include Applied Sciences (Access - SCQF Level 6).
Is there more information available online?
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