This programme is designed for people with a strong interest in biology and the environment, who would like to develop their scientific skills and knowledge before progressing to higher level qualifications, or to employment in the applied biology sector. You will study a range of modules covering the development of laboratory management, applied scientific skills, biology and ecology. As part of your HND studies you will design and carry out a research project in which you will investigate a topic of your choice.
The HND programmes at The Cornwall College Group help you to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attributes that are essential for successful progression to employment in scientific industries. The programmes are taught in well-equipped laboratories with small group sizes and an exceptional degree of academic tutorial support. They provide opportunities for learners to focus on the development of higher level skills in a science and technological context.
Successful completion of the HND Applied Biology to a good standard provides evidence that you have obtained the skills and knowledge to work in a laboratory environment or progress onto BSc studies. The HND Applied Biology has been designed in collaboration with employers in the UK STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) sector and is endorsed by the Society of Biology.
Possible careers available with this qualification:
– Laboratory Manager
– Quality Control Technician
– Research Assistant
- UCAS Code: 83N2
- Institution codes: CORN C78
- Awarded by: Pearson
- Course Fee (per annum): £7500
48 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels (at least 32 points must be at A2-level) or relevant level 3 qualification, ie BTEC National Diploma / BTEC Extended Diploma - PPP Grades required. Access to HE Diplomas - 45 credits at level 3. Plus GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language, Science and Mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered. Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply.
Indicative Modules Year One
- Analysis of Scientific Data & Information
- Laboratory Management
- Employability Skills
- Personal & Professional Development
- Cell Biology
- Physiology of Cellular Systems in Animals
- Laboratory Techniques for Applied Biology- Ecological Principles & their Application
Indicative Modules Year Two
- Project for Applied Science
- Environmental Monitoring & Analysis
- Environmental Management & Conservation
- Statistics for Experimental Design
- Biodiversity, Conservation & Threats
- Plant Physiology & Environmental Adaptation
- Applied Genetics of Industry, Agriculture &
- Biochemistry of Macromolecules & Metabolic Pathways
*Modules are subject to change and availability
*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.
Careers advice available
If you are considering an undergraduate programme with us, you may wish to access our free Careers and Employability advice service. This gives you the opportunity to talk with an advisor about career options before, during and after your study with us. To make an appointment, please e-mail: H.E.Advice@cornwall.ac.uk
If you come into the International category (non EU*) and Channel Island (inc. Isle of Man) the tuition fee may vary – click here for full fee information