The School of Science offers a range of programmes of study at Level 2 and Level 3 to help you progress into work in the science industry either directly from our study programmes or through University Level education. The aim of all of our courses is to enable learners to develop the practical laboratory skills to stand out in employer settings. This is achieved by complementing the academic development of learners with an attention to the technical requirements of modern laboratory practice.
All students in the School of Science benefit from our newly refurbished science laboratories and brand new laboratory equipment. With over £1 million invested in the facilities in the curriculum area since 2015, the School of Science at Solihull College & University Centre is unrivalled in the sector. These state-of-the-art facilities provide the ideal environment for ambitious and motivated scientists of the future to develop a high degree of technical competence in laboratory practice.
Level 3 programmes of study are built around two, one-year programmes. In year one, all learners will study a National Foundation Diploma in Applied Science, which provides a broad base of knowledge and skill across the three disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. In year two, learners will choose one of three pathways to complete their studies. They can choose either a general Applied Science pathway or a specialist pathway in Biomedical Science or Analytical and Forensic Science.
Level 2 programmes of study suit learners who have yet to reach the required level of English, Mathematics and/or Science to undertake a level 3 science programme. It will typically consist of a Level 2 Extended Certificate in Applied Science alongside English and Mathematics qualifications relevant to each learner’s needs. The level 2 programme of study lasts one year.