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Science

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 are based in our City Hub campus and 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.

You can download a course guide here.

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

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.

  • A Research Scientist can earn an average of £33,310 per year in the UK.
  • Social and humanist scientists can earn £31,783 per year in the UK.
  • Medical and dental technicians can earn £31,286 in the UK.
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    A Level Biology

    Biology is the study of life in all of its forms. It combines problem solving with practical skills and enables you to develop a scientific approach to the subject.

    A Level Chemistry

    Chemistry is the study of the composition, structure, properties and change of the matter which makes up our world. You will study the world right down to its molecular and atomic structure, discovering more about the elements and compounds which…

    A Level Physics

    This is a challenging but very rewarding course for anyone who enjoys problem solving and wants answers to the big questions about space, time, matter and energy.

    Access to Higher Education: Life Sciences (19+) including a four week introductory course - Full-time

    If you are aged 19+ and have an interest in biology and would like a career based on deepening our understanding of living organisms, then this could be the course for you.

    Access to Higher Education: Nursing and Midwifery at Basford (19+) - Full-time

    If you are aged 19+ and want to pursue a career in adult, child or mental health nursing, midwifery or other health professions, this course will put you on the right track.

    Access to Higher Education: Nursing and Midwifery at the City Hub (19+) - Full-time

    If you are aged 19+ and want to pursue a career in adult, child or mental health nursing, midwifery or other health professions, this course will put you on the right track.

    Access to Higher Education: Science (19+) including a four week introductory course - Full-time

    This course is perfect if you are aged 19+ and would like to develop your core science skills ahead of university-level study.

    Applied Biological Science HNC (Level 4) – Full-time

    If you’re passionate about biology, this Level 4 HNC course could be ideal.

    Applied Chemical Science HNC (Level 4) – Full-time

    If you’re passionate about chemistry, this Level 4 HNC course could be ideal.

    Applied Forensic Science HNC (Level 4) – Full-time

    This exciting new Level 4 course introduces the world of the forensic scientist and crime scene investigator as well as the practical science skills required to become a practicing forensic analyst.

    Applied Science (Level 1 BTEC Introductory Diploma) (16-18) - Full-time

    This course is perfect if you like science and want to explore the various science-related careers open to you in the future.

    Applied Science (Level 1) (19+) - Full-time

    This course is perfect if you like science and want to explore the various science-related careers open to you in the future.

    Applied Science (Level 2 BTEC Extended Certificate) (16-18) - Full-time

    This course is perfect if you enjoy all things science, have a passion for problem solving and investigation and a good eye for detail.

    Applied Science for Dental Technology (BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate) - Part-time

    This course will allow you to develop the theoretical and practical knowledge in in order to progress onto the foundation Degree in Dental Technology.

    Applied/ Biomedical/ Analytical and Forensic Science (Level 3 BTEC Diploma/Extended Diploma) (16-18) - Full-time

    This course is perfect if you would like a career in a science-related field, and want to take your studies further, perhaps onto a degree.

    Dental Technology Foundation Degree (Level 5) - Part-time

    This new course provides the skills and theoretical knowledge required to succeed as a dental technician.

    Health and Social Care (Health Sciences) (Level 3 BTEC Foundation Diploma) (16-18) - Full-time

    This course is perfect if you have a passion for, and interest, in science and want to explore degree level study and career options in a healthcare science, nursing and midwifery, social care or any medical profession.

    Pre-Access to Science & Nursing (19+) - Part-time

    You are interested in or currently working in the healthcare, social care or science sector or looking to progress onto an Access course.

    Pre-Access to Science/Life Science (19+) - Part-time

    This course is perfect if you are aged 19 or above and have ambitions of studying Science at Degree Level, but don’t currently hold GCSE grade 4 or above in Maths and English.

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    New for 2022 – new science centre

    A brand new £1.2m science and innovation centre will open in September 2022, offering purpose-built higher level technical facilities for students studying in the fields of biology, chemistry, forensics, pharmaceuticals and dental technologies.

    A suite of brand new industrial grade machinery and equipment, including a bench-top NMR scanner, a high performance liquid chromatogram, UV, IR and Mass spectrometers, and for Forensic Science, bespoke ‘crime scene houses’, a blood spatter room and state-of-the-art finger print analysis equipment, have been made possible thanks to a grant from the Office for Students of over £1m.

    This is a huge investment in science-related facilities and resources and ensures our science students have access to the very best, industry-leading equipment and tools available.