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Science

Macclesfield College Science courses are designed to help you develop your knowledge and understanding in purpose-built laboratories. Delivered by our industry experts at a variety of levels you will cover a wide range of subjects to help you enhance your future science career.

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Academic year: 18/19


Access to Higher Education Diplomas are full Level 3 qualifications designed to prepare adult learners without traditional qualifications for entry into Higher Education (whether this be a degree at University or an HNC, HND or Foundation Degree at the College).

Access to Higher Education Diplomas are designed to ease adult learners back into education and will develop your knowledge, build your confidence, improve your learning techniques and develop your communication and IT skills. They will also give you the essential tools to be able to study effectively. The courses are designed to enable learners who may be lacking in confidence, without formal educational backgrounds or who have other commitments, to succeed in Higher Education (HE).

Each year over 40,000 learners in the UK register on Access to HE Diplomas and most go on to succeed in HE and embark on life changing new careers.

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Academic year: 18/19

Duration: 3rd September 2018 to 28th June 2019


This course looks at developing laboratory, investigation and Science based skills. It is made up of units in Biology, Chemistry, Criminology, Forensic Science & Psychology. This course is for you if you have an interest in Science or wish to enter into either a Science, Forensic, Police or Criminology based career route.

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Academic year: 18/19

Duration: 17th September 2018 to 28th June 2019


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.

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Academic year: 18/19

Duration: 17th September 2018 to 28th June 2019


The BTEC Higher National in Applied Biology has been developed to focus on equipping you with the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to succeed in employment in biologically-based industries. This course will enable you to progress to an undergraduate degree or further professional qualifications in applied biology or related areas. This course provides specialist studies in biological science units enabling you to access to related industries while developing your skills and knowledge.

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Academic year: 18/19

Duration: 11th September 2018 to 28th June 2019


This is a course to help you achieve a single-award GCSE in Science and improve your career opportunities.

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Apprenticeship vacancies

TitleEmployer and LocationClosing Date
Apprentice Laboratory TechnicianThermaset Ltd, Tamworth27/07/2018