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Adults 19+


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?

Applied Science - Level 2

Do you have an interest in biology, chemistry and physics? This Applied Science course will develop your science and laboratory skills.  

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 5th September 2022
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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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: 5th September 2022
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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BSc Hons Applied Science (Analytical Chemistry) - Part Time

Do you have a passion for chemistry? This BSc (Hons) Applied Science (Analytical Chemistry) degree will develop your knowledge and understanding of the science industry. 

Length: 4 years
Study: Part-Time
Start date: 13th September 2021
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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BSc Hons Applied Science (Biotechnology) – Part Time

Interested in biotechnology? Our Applied Science (Biotechnology) degree will allow you to apply your enthusiasm and aptitude for biotechnology.

Length: 4 years
Study: Part-Time
Start date: 13th September 2021
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.

Median Salary

£35,281 View more

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.

Median Salary

£51,905 View more

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.

Median Salary

£23,297 View more

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.

Median Salary

£30,753 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Applies psychological treatment methods to help athletes achieve optimum mental health and enhance sporting performance.
  • Applies professional knowledge and techniques within the workplace, addressing issues such as job design, work groups, motivation etc..
  • Maintains required contacts with family members, education or other health professionals, as appropriate, and recommends possible solutions to problems presented.
  • Studies psychological factors in the treatment and prevention of mental illness or emotional and personality disorders.
  • Analyses the effect of hereditary, social and physical factors on thought and behaviour.
  • Observes and experiments on humans and animals to measure mental and physical characteristics.
  • Develops treatment and guidance methods and gives treatment or guidance using a variety of therapy and counselling techniques.
  • Develops and administers tests to measure intelligence, abilities, aptitudes, etc. and assesses results.

Median Salary

£50,614 View more

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