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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: 19/20


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: 19/20

Duration: 16th September 2019 to 26th June 2020


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.

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: 19/20

Duration: 16th September 2019 to 25th June 2021


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.

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: 19/20

Duration: 16th September 2019 to 26th June 2020


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.

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Academic year: 19/20

Duration: 16th September 2019 to 25th June 2021


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.

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