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Adults 19+

Science

You will be practical in nature and have a keen interest in the ever changing world of science. You will enjoy problem solving and finding solutions. If this sounds like you, a science course at Newcastle College could be just what you are looking for.


You might already be working in industry and have your sights set on a promotion, or you might be thinking about a change and embarking on a completely different career path. Whatever your focus, we will help you get to where you want to be.

Industry experienced tutors will be on hand to support you and help you to develop the skills and knowledge the science industry needs now. 

You will have access to an instrumentation centre, fully equipped modern science labs, microbiology analysis labs and more, all designed with you in mind.

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What can I study?

GCSE in Biology

By studying GCSE Biology you will gain a good understanding of human biology, organisms, evolution and the environment.

Length: 1 year
Study: Part-Time
Start date: 4th September 2023
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Criminology - Level 2

Gain an understanding of the key concepts of criminology with a focus on defining crime, understanding the justice system and social factors which influence criminology.

Length: 13 weeks
Study: Short Course
Start Date: Various
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Psychology - Level 2

Discover a range of psychological concepts including developmental psychology, cognitive psychology and social psychology.

Length: 13 weeks
Study: Short Course
Start Date: Various
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Psychology Access to Higher Education

Learn everything from biological and developmental psychology to cognitive and social psychology as well as how to put these psychological principles into practise.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 11th September 2023
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Science (Biochemical) Access to Higher Education

If you're looking to study alongside industry-experienced tutors and want to start a career in Biochemical Science, this Access to HE course can help get you there.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 4th September 2023
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Engineering Science Access to Higher Education

Love science? If you want to be in your element, the Engineering Science Access to HE course is for you.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 4th September 2023
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Environmental Science Access to Higher Education

Got your sights set on studying Environmental Science at Uni? Need the right qualifications? Study an Access to Higher Education course.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 4th September 2023
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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What can I do with a Science qualification?

Daily tasks:

  • Develops procedures for quality control of manufactured products.
  • Tests techniques and processes for reliability under a variety of conditions.
  • Analyses results and experimental data.
  • Conducts experiments to identify chemical composition, energy and chemical changes in natural substances and processed materials.
  • Develops experimental procedures, instruments and recording and testing systems.

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Daily tasks:

  • Monitors the standards of scientific and technical research undertaken by the research team.
  • Plans work schedules, assigns tasks and delegates responsibilities to the research and development team.
  • Develops research methodology, implements and reports upon research investigations undertaken.
  • Liaises with production departments to investigate and resolve manufacturing problems.
  • Establishes product design and performance objectives in consultation with other business functions.

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Daily tasks:

  • Records and collates data obtained from experimental work and documents all work carried out.
  • Operates and services specialised scientific equipment, undertakes prescribed measurements and analyses and ensures that sterile conditions necessary for some equipment are maintained.
  • Grows cultures of bacteria and viruses, prepares tissue sections and other organic and inorganic material for examination and stains and fixes slides for microscope work.
  • Prepares and analyses body fluids, secretions and/or tissue to detect infections or to examine the effects of different drugs.
  • Sets up and assists with the construction and the development of scientific apparatus for experimental, demonstration or other purposes.

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Daily tasks:

  • Takes samples for clinical examination.
  • Performs related medical tasks including treating hair and scalp disorders and conducting tests on glaucoma patients.
  • Measures patients for, and fits them with, surgical appliances, hearing aids and artificial limbs.
  • Makes dentures, crowns, bridges, orthodontic and other dental appliances according to individual patient requirements.
  • Undertakes scaling and polishing of teeth, applies medicaments, carries out post-operative hygiene work and advises on preventative dentistry.
  • Operates equipment to diagnose and record or treat hearing, heart, brain, lung and kidney ailments.

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What can I do with a Science qualification?

How can I progress?

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