NC Applied Sciences - Level 5

This National Group Award course provides the knowledge and skills needed to enable students to progress to our NC Applied Sciences (level 6) course. Students will also experience stimulating practical activities related to work, as well as gaining laboratory skills. 

Course content

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Science Practical Skills
  • Laboratory Safety
  • Numeracy
  • Communications
  • Information Technology

Assessment will be continuous with a mixture of practical and theoretical assessments. There is no final examination. 

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • SCQF level 4 (Intermediate 1 A/B or Standard Grade 3/4 or National 4, with added-value unit) in Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and English or equivalent qualifications
  • Applications from those with no previous qualifications in the Sciences may also be considered if they have appropriate qualifications in Mathematics and English. 
Selection Process Information

Progression routes

  • NC Applied Sciences (level 6)
  • Successful completion of the NC Applied Sciences (level 5) course can allow students to apply for employment in a range of laboratory-based and bioscience-related occupations.

SCQF level


Start date

28 August 2017


1 Year(s), August to June

For courses starting in August 2017, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

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