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.
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.
- 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.
On this Higher Apprenticeship, you can choose between two pathways: Chemical Science or Biological Science.
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
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
This course is perfect if you enjoy all things science, have a passion for problem solving and investigation and a good eye for detail.
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.
This course will allow you to develop the theoretical and practical knowledge in all aspects of work carried out as a dental technician.
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.
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!
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.
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.
This course is perfect if you like science and want to explore the various science-related careers open to you in the future.