HND in Applied Science: Biology•
About the course
The HND Applied Biology, is studied on a full-time basis. The course provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in their sector, placing strong emphasis on the effective use and combination of both knowledge and skills. Students study a variety of mandatory and optional modules, ranging from Cell Biology and Biochemistry of Macromolecules and Metabolic Pathways to Laboratory Techniques and Analysis of Data. The Level 5 Higher National Diploma in Applied Sciences offers students a specialist pathway in Biology designed to support progression into relevant occupational areas or on to degree-level study. The Higher National Diploma is referenced against professional body standards and meet the mandatory qualification requirements of the Level 5 Technician Scientist Higher Apprenticeship standard, providing apprenticeship status and progression to direct employment.
Type of LearningUniversity Study
Awarded ByThe course is awarded by Pearson.
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. A level 4 qualification in a science subject is essential.
At Level 5 there are two core units, which includes one unit assessed by a Pearson-set assignment. The units are: • Analysis of Scientific Data and Information • Applied Sciences Research Project (Pearson-set) The specialist modules include: Biochemistry of Macromolecules and Metabolic Pathways, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Immunology, Infectious Diseases and Diagnosis, Science Laboratory Management.
All students on the HND Applied Biology will experience a variety of assessment methods, including written assignments, poster presentations, laboratory reports and evidence based portfolios.
Careers & Progression
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 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) Life Sciences, BSc (Hons) Biology / Biological Sciences / Human Biology, BSc (Hons) Biochemistry / Biotechnology and other relevant Higher Education courses.