This course is an eclectic mix of science, biology and physiological disciplines. Within the STEM science department you will develop your scientific skills and understanding and apply them in a variety of different settings. You will be taught by a small and dedicated course team who have a range of specialism and will work to guide and support you through the many exciting units covered. In addition to scientific skills, English and maths skills development will be embedded throughout the course and you are required complete Work Experience during your time on the course. We advise that you begin looking for appropriate Work Experience opportunities as soon as you are accepted on to the course.
The intention is that you will continue on to the Extended Diploma in your second year, from which you may choose to progress on to undergraduate courses in biology, paramedic science, biomedical science and health care sciences. The Extended Diploma covers a further 7 units of biology, physiology and biomedical sciences, with 2 units externally assessed and the remaining 5 internally assessed. Completion of the full Extended Diploma to a DMM standard will gain you 112 UCAS points, which is generally the starting point for entry to Higher Education, however we encourage and will support you to achieve the highest grades possible.