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If you’re passionate about creating and discovering things and want to make your mark within an ever-growing industry where demand is high, choosing one of our scientific courses could be perfect for you.

With rising industry demand for scientific skills and high profile scientists like Professor Brian Cox and astronaut Tim Peake championing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths), a career in science is becoming an increasingly popular choice.

Nottingham College was the first college in the region to secure STEM Assured status, so you can be confident that we can teach you all you need to know to succeed in the ever growing and changing scientific industry. You’ll get relevant knowledge and training, gaining high level practical skills, which are recognised by employers in the industry.

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

We also hold Associate College status with the Royal Society, which is a fellowship of the world’s most renowned scientists. Plus, we are affiliated to the Royal Society of Physics and the Institute of Physics - all meaning you can rest assured that you are in a reputable place.

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.

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.

Not sure what you'd like to study?

Are you interested in Science but not sure which course is right for you? You can receive Careers Advice before you decide which course is best for you! Apply through our Application Portal using the link below and our Careers Advisors will help you find the perfect course that's suited to you!

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Applied Science: Pre-Access to Science and Nursing (19+) (Level 3) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you are aged 19+ and 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

Health and Social Care (Health Sciences) (Level 3) - 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.

GCSE Biology - Part-time

This course is perfect if you want to bolster the number of GCSEs you have under your belt or achieve a higher grade to progress onto other courses.

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.

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 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. Biology complements arts, humanities and other science A Level subjects.

Applied Science (Level 2) - 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/Biomedical/Analytical and Forensic Science (Level 3) - 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 (BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma) - Part-time

This course will allow you to develop the theoretical and practical knowledge in all aspects of work carried out as a dental technician.

Applied Science (Level 1) - 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.

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