INTRODUCTION TO SCIENCE
SCQF Level 4
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Course Overview
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Introduction to Science is a full-time course taught at Edinburgh College’s Sighthill campus. This course is designed to prepare you for further study in Science related subjects. On this exciting introductory course, you will discover why Science could be the right career path for you. You will study a variety of topics across a range of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects.  

Our Science department offers you the opportunity to study in purpose-built laboratories. These will support the development of your general and specialist practical skills whilst enhancing your theoretical understanding of science. Upon completion of this course, all students will receive a National Progression Award (NPA) in Science and Technology. 
What You Will Learn
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  • Biology 
  • Physics 
  • Chemistry 
  • Mathematics 
Entry Requirements
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  • Pass at National 3 Mathematics (or equivalent) 

  • Pass at National 3 English (or equivalent) 
  • Experience in I.C.T is essential for the successful completion of this course 

English Proficiency Requirements
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  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
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  • You will be assessed on each unit 
  • All units within the course must be achieved in order to gain the full award 
  • You will be tested on your theoretical and practical skills 
Progression And Articulation Routes
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  • Applied Science NC Level 5 available to study at Edinburgh College 
  • Other SCQF Level 5 courses in alternative subject areas 
Download our progression route map here
Career Opportunities
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  • Careers options within STEM industries and in STEM-related areas are increasing with employers often requesting STEM skills as an entry requirement. This means that a broad range of opportunities are opened to you by studying and progressing through STEM courses. 
Number Of Days Per Week
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  • 3 days per week 
Course Cost And Funding Options
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Start Date and Time
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Full Time

This course will start week commencing...
  • Monday 31/08/2020
End Date
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Full Time

This course will end on...
  • Friday 22/01/2021
Course Delivery
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