Academic year: 22/23


Pearson BTEC Higher National qualifications are designed to develop practical skills alongside specialist knowledge and understanding of the subject area. These qualifications have been well respected and recognised by employers and higher education institutions. The Higher National Certificate (HNC) is a Level 4 qualification which is equivalent to the first year of the Bachelor Degree. A HNC qualification can be studied by those in employment for professional development to enhance their career prospects or level 3, A-level and Access to Higher Education students can use this as an alternative path to gain higher education locally at lower cost.

This course looks to develop the specialist skills required to work within a laboratory environment in the specific field of chemistry. Chemistry is a ‘hands on’ subject, which requires attention to detail in order to complete complex analytical techniques. Within the course you will learn the complexities and organisational skills required to work within a lab. You will complete a variety of analytical sampling techniques and produce a range of scientific reports. You will gain a broad depth of subject knowledge and practical skills which will allow you to gain employment within the science or specifically Chemistry sector.

Academic year: 22/23


This is a vocational programme which will provide learners with the knowledge and understanding a broad range of scientific topics and methods which will allow them to go on and continue their studies in science at a higher level or prepare them for work in a science-based industry.