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With rising industry demand for scientific skills, plus increasing public interest in the world around us and how to protect it for the future, choosing a Science course really can open up a massive range of exciting career options.

Science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects are all high on the government’s agenda for supporting the UK’s future competitiveness and growth. This means that STEM is an area of high investment, with constantly evolving techniques and breakthroughs. By choosing this route you will be able to develop key transferable skills and enhance your creativity, while gaining problem-solving and employability skills.

Our courses cover a broad base and open up career opportunities in the NHS and in industries such as life sciences, pharmaceuticals, environmental health, forensics and biochemistry.

Nottingham has a thriving health science sector and we have really good links with some of the area’s top employers, so you can look forward to guest lectures and inspiring work experience opportunities.

We are committed to helping you gain the skills and knowledge needed for a fascinating and exciting career in science.

Levels

At Nottingham College, we have a huge variety of science courses which include a range of courses, ranging from Level 1 to University Level.

Careers in Science

STEM subjects are all high on the government’s agenda for supporting the UK’s future competiveness and growth.

In line with this, at Nottingham College, it is our goal for our students to develop key transferrable skills and to enhance their creativity during their time with us, whilst gaining problem solving and employability skills.

We are committed to helping you gain the skills and knowledge needed for a fascinating and exciting career in science.

There are a vast number of career options in the industry – whether you would like to be an Animal Scientist, a Biomedical Scientist, a Criminologist, a Dental Technician, an Environment Scientist, a Forensic Scientist, a Laboratory Technician, a Microbiologist, a Midwife, a Nurse, a Paramedic, a Paediatrician, a Pharmacist, a Professor, a Radiographer or a Research Scientist – there are many choices available to you.

Did you know?

  • It is anticipated that the need for people to work as medical and dental technicians will increase by 11% by 2020.
  • 61,430 more women work in core STEM employment areas in 2017 than in 2016.
  • A Research Scientist can earn an average of £30,166 per year in the UK.
  • Social and humanist scientists can earn £30,888 per year in the UK.
  • Medical and dental technicians can earn £26,440 in the UK.
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Dental Laboratory Assistant - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

If you would like a career in dental technology and want to earn while you learn then this apprenticeship could be for you.

Laboratory Scientist - Higher Apprenticeship (Level 5)

On this Higher Apprenticeship, you can choose between two pathways: Chemical Science or Biological Science.

Dental Nurse - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

Dental nurses provide essential chairside support and patient care for the dental team. If you’d like a career as a dental nurse and would like to earn a wage while you gain a qualification, read on!

Laboratory Technician - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

You’ll be working as an apprentice laboratory/science technician, carrying out lab testing and providing technical support to scientists/technicians. You could also work at a school or college.

Health Pharmacy Services - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

You’ll be earning a wage while gaining an industry-standard qualification. You’ll gain the advanced skills and qualifications needed to become a pharmacy technician.

Health Pharmacy Services - Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)

You’ll earn a wage while gaining an industry-standard qualification. It’s a great way to train as a dispensing assistant so you can support pharmacists.

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