HNC in Applied Science: Chemistry•
About the course
The HNC Applied Chemistry, is studied on a full-time basis. The course offers students a broad introduction to the subject area via mandatory core learning, while allowing for the acquisition of skills and experience through specialist pathways and the selection of optional units across a range of occupationally relevant subjects at Level 4. The course aims to give those with an interest in chemistry the practical and theoretical skills needed to progress in industry, developing technical competencies through a number of hands-on activities and experiments and the study of a selection of compulsory and optional units.
Type of LearningUniversity Study
Awarded ByThe course is awarded by Pearson.
Our typical offer is 104-112 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted. BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, DIstinction, Merit Appropriate Access to HE Course: 112 UCAS points including 15 level 3 credits with distinction in Chemistry or Biology GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent Applications from individuals with non-standard qualifications, relevant work or life experience and who can demonstrate the ability to cope with and benefit from degree-level studies, are welcome and these applicants will be interviewed.
At Level 4 there are three core units, which includes one unit assessed by a Pearson-set assignment. The units are: • Fundamentals of Laboratory Techniques • Scientific Data Handling Approaches and Techniques • Regulation and Quality in the Applied Sciences The specialist modules include: Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Personal and Professional Development for Scientists
All students on the HNC Applied Chemistry will experience a variety of assessment methods, including both written and practical tasks. Specific examples include presentations, essays, reports, in-class tests and practical projects.
Careers & Progression
The Pearson BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate in Applied Sciences provides a solid grounding in Applied Sciences, which students can build on should they decide to continue their studies beyond the Certificate stage. The Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Applied Sciences allows students to further specialise by committing to specific career paths and progression routes to degree-level study. On successful completion of the Pearson BTEC Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Applied Sciences, students can develop their careers in the Applied Science sector through: • Entering employment: Technician Scientist Laboratory Technician Research Technician Quality Support Technician Technologist Development Technician Manufacturing Technician Science Technician • Continuing existing employment • Higher Education to include BSc (Hons) Environmental Science / Chemistry, BSc (Hons) Medicinal Chemistry, BSc (Hons) Forensic Science / Chemistry / Biology