College Foundation Degrees receive prestigious Biology accreditation

Two Foundation Degree courses at Solihull College & University Centre have been awarded a prestigious accreditation from the Royal Society of Biology (RSB).

The Animal Behaviour & Welfare and Applied Biosciences Foundation Degrees have met the tough criteria, resulting in the College being just the second in the country to have Foundation Degrees accredited by the society.

The RSB is a professional association that advises Government and influences policy whilst also advancing the interest of biology in a range of different fields such as industry, education and research. The accreditation is a huge stamp of quality for the College and the course areas involved.

Graduating students will be affiliate members of the RSB, meaning they will be a part of a group of industry scientists opening up a number of opportunities. The RSB membership includes invitations to events and regional activities, promotional material made readily available, access to career support and guidance, and discounted training courses.

These programmes, along with other college courses, have been tailored to industry with the help of local and national employers, ensuring students graduate with the skills required to succeed in the work place.

Head of School for Science at the College, Andrew Schneider commented: “The accreditation of these programmes by the RSB further recognises the outstanding work of the teaching teams and the exceptional facilities our students are able to benefit from”.

To find out more about the accredited foundation degrees, please visit Solihull College & University Centre’s Science courses or Animal Management & Veterinary Nursing courses.