If you are fascinated by science and how it is applied in the workplace, this course will appeal to you. Equipping you with the skills needed to work in a range of technical roles in the science industry, it includes mandatory units in science fundamentals, laboratory techniques and analytical techniques. Learners will also choose to study one of the following pathways: human science or pharmaceutical science.

Aims of the course

To enable students to develop core knowledge and scientific skills, and build an understanding the science sector.

Unit Breakdown

Laboratory science, human science and pharmaceutical science.

Assessment Method

At least three externally examined units and centre-assessed units.

Progression Opportunities

Working in the science industry or within organisations that use science.

Career Options

Quality control analysis; working with the forensic science service; working in a production plant laboratory carrying out analytical tests using modern instrumentation, ICT and data interpretation; or working in a hospital as a medical physics technician supporting the use of X-ray and other imaging/scanning equipment.

What can I earn in the science industry?

When you're deciding what to study post-16, it's important to think about where your course will lead. Having earned a vocational qualification in science, you'll be starting on a fascinating and fulfilling career path with lots of opportunity for progression ? and a good salary in your sights. For example:

Laboratory technicians start on around £15,000 a year and can earn £22,000 with 3-5 years' experience

Biochemists start on around £27,000 a year and can earn £41,000 with 3-5 years' experience

Engineers start on around £25,000 a year and can earn £39,000 with 3-5 years' experience

If you're inspired by science and the idea of applying science to make new discoveries and improve lives, we offer a diverse range of vocational courses that will help you get where you want to go.

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Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs A*-C / or 9-4 (in 2017 GCSEs)

Relevant Level 2 qualification with Merit or above

Relevant industry experience to Level 2 or above


Laboratories and ICT labs.

Students will benefit from trips and visits to exhibitions.

Process for Application

To apply please select your chosen start date and location below.



Venue Southwark
Day/Eve Day
Study Mode Part Time
Duration 18 weeks
Start Date 05/02/2018
End Date 06/07/2018

Fees and Finance

16-18 £0 p/ year
19-24 £700 p/ year
24+ £700 p/ year
International £1,800 p/ year


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