HND in Applied Sciences: Chemistry•
About the course
The HND Applied Chemistry, 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 will develop their skills, techniques and attributes essential for successful performance in working life. Ideal for those employed in a variety of technical roles, such as: quality control, organic preparations, laboratory analysis, materials testing and research and education. 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 relevant Level 4 in a Science 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: Further Analytical Chemistry, Aromatic & Carbonyl compounds, Solid state & Transition metal chemistry, Specialist Scientific Techniques and Experimentation or Introduction to Pharmacology, Science Laboratory Management.
All students on the HND Applied Chemistry 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 Laboratory Technician Research Technician Quality Support Technician Technologist Development Technician Manufacturing Technician Science Technician • Higher Education to include Higher Education to include BSc (Hons) Environmental Science / Chemistry, BSc (Hons) Medicinal Chemistry, BSc (Hons) Forensic Science / Chemistry / Biology