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Biological Science for Industry (HNC Level 4) - Full-time


Course outline

If you’re passionate about the biological sciences, this Higher National Certificate course could be ideal.

It is designed to provide you with a broad range of skills, knowledge, understanding and personal qualities required to work in a biological science-based field. This course is also suitable if you are currently employed in a relevant industrial sector and are seeking higher-level qualifications to develop further your career.

You’ll develop knowledge and understanding of biological theories and practice to be able to apply them in a variety of science-related industrial contexts.

HNC modules include:

  • Cell Biology
  • Laboratory Techniques for Applied Biology
  • Analysis of Scientific Data and Information
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control
  • Chemistry for Applied Biologists
  • Industrial Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Work-based Investigation

How to apply for this course

Entry onto this course is via UCAS.

  • Institution code: N30
  • UCAS code: BIO1

Use the UCAS code above when applying through the UCAS website.

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Location Date Fees / reductions


Maid Marian Way


Start: 30th September 2019

Fees / reductions:

Tuition fee: £8,250

The tuition fee is per year.

Various bursaries are available for some Higher Education courses.

Course code: C027603 / Q027604


HNC Biological Science for Industry


1 year

Level Level 4
Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of 48 UCAS points (preferably including a science-based subject).

You must have achieved GCSE passes at Grades A* - C/ 9 - 4 in English Language and Maths or equivalent.

Mature students with relevant industrial experience are encouraged to apply.


Units are assessed via a range of internally set and assessed assignments including: reports, case studies, oral presentations, practical assessments, individual project work, data analysis, research, investigation, problem-solving tasks and portfolios of evidence.

Nottingham College has the highest student satisfaction rates of colleges in the East Midlands

- 2018/19 National Student Survey

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