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Applied Science (Chemistry) Higher

National Certificate/Diploma (HNC/HND)

The subject of Chemistry includes the study of all material, from sub atomic to macromolecular. The course will equip you with a broad general start on your chemical career, giving you an insight into the basics of atomic structure, progressing through chemical reaction theory and onto design of molecules. The HNC/D, a level 4/5 qualification at The City of Liverpool College, provides an excellent grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required for progressing onto further studies, such as a BSc, or into employment. The modules covered on this course offer a wide variety of subjects including inorganic, organic and physical chemistry, polymers, material science and statistical analysis. With an emphasis on taught modules, delivered through a diverse range of methods that will reflect the diversity of learners' needs and a high level of practical work, you will develop your technical, numerical and analytical skills. The HNC/D integrates apprenticeships and employer involvement via a flexible approach and by seeking partnerships in the work place.

Year 1 (HNC) you will study 9 modules.

Inorganic chemistry ,Organic chemistry, Physical chemistry, Polymers, Material science, Industrial chemistry, Chemical Laboratory Techniques, Personal and Professional Development and Analysis of Scientific Data and Information.

Year 2 (HND) you will study a further 7 modules.

Analytical chemistry, Project for Applied Science, Employability skills, Physical chemistry and spectroscopy, Inorganic crystal structures, Aromatic chemistry , Work based Experience

The programme aims to:

• Provide the appropriate knowledge and understanding required for the practice of chemical science in the workplace

• Deliver the professional and practical skills and competencies which are required to gain employment within the science industry

• Develop technical, analytical, mathematical and evaluative skills

• Develop Skills in communication, team work, problem solving and ITC

• Develop student’s self-awareness and self- evaluation, with the emphasis on health and safety in the workplace environment

• Develop students as reflective practitioners, with an understanding of the need for the commitment of lifelong learning

• Provide a suitable basis for the progression to level 6

Within the scheme, there will be opportunity for the students to attain a level of professional practice. Strong links with Industrial laboratories will facilitate industry-related briefs and real scenarios that provide an opportunity for students to acquire professional work ethics, time planning skills and working within a professional science team. Learning is supported through a series of contextual visits.

Please note: this course will only run when it has a sufficient number of applicants.

Although the emphasis of career development and employment through this nationally recognised course is clearly in the chemical field, it is by no means exclusive as the many skills acquired may be applied to other areas, such as commerce, management, teaching etc. Direct progression on to a suitable BSc or employment in the chemical sciences is also possible. Students may go on to careers in forensic science, materials and polymer development, laboratory analysis, research and development, education and many other related areas.

Students may go on to the following careers:

Biochemistry

• Biotechnology

• Chemical Engineering

• Chemical Sales

• Chemical Technology

• Consulting

• Consumer Products

• Environmental Chemistry

• Food Chemistry

• Forensic Science

• Government Policy

• Hazardous Waste Management

• Materials Science

• Military Systems

• Patent Law

• Pharmaceuticals

• Science Writer

• Software Design

• Teaching

What the course leads to

Although the emphasis of career development and employment through this nationally recognised course is clearly in the chemical field, it is by no means exclusive as the many skills acquired may be applied to other areas, such as commerce, management, teaching etc. Direct progression on to a suitable BSc or employment in the chemical sciences is also possible. Students may go on to careers in forensic science, materials and polymer development, laboratory analysis, research and development, education and many other related areas.

Students may go on to the following careers:

Biochemistry

• Biotechnology

• Chemical Engineering

• Chemical Sales

• Chemical Technology

• Consulting

• Consumer Products

• Environmental Chemistry

• Food Chemistry

• Forensic Science

• Government Policy

• Hazardous Waste Management

• Materials Science

• Military Systems

• Patent Law

• Pharmaceuticals

• Science Writer

• Software Design

• Teaching

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What's on offer at The City of Liverpool College

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Clarence Street
L3 5TP

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Course bundles are designed for 16 - 18 year olds only.

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