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HNC Applied Chemistry

The HNC Applied Chemistry is for those with a strong interest in chemistry and the environment. It is perfect for those who would like to develop their scientific skills and knowledge before progressing onto higher level qualifications including HND, degree or move into employment in the applied and analytical chemistry sector. You will study a range of modules covering the development of laboratory management, laboratory techniques, organic and inorganic chemistry and physical chemistry.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This part-time course has start dates in September and February, you will attend college on a Wednesday for 2 years. We offer flexible study modes including a day release option.

What will I study?

The HNC Applied Chemistry covers a mixture of theoretical and practical chemistry. It will develop knowledge and understanding of the essential facts, concepts, principles and theories relevant to the science industry.

You will be required to study the following modules:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Chemical Laboratory Techniques
  • Work-based project for Applied Science Investigation
  • Analysis of Scientific Data and Information
  • Inorganic Chemistry of Crystal Structures and Transition Metal Complexes
  • Organic Chemistry of Aromatic and Carbonyl Compounds
  • Physical Chemistry of Kinetics, Equilibria, Spectroscopy and Surface Chemistry

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed through individual coursework, exams, group projects, presentations and posters.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have either a BTEC National Diploma/Certificate in Science or an A level in Chemistry.

What are the course fees?

For 2018 entry, tuition fees for part-time study on this undergraduate qualification are £2500 per annum. Tuition fee discounts may be available to employers. More information is available upon application.

Students can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. Alternatively, your employer may agree to cover the costs.

For comprehensive information about the financial support available to eligible students, together with details of how to apply for finance can be found on our financial support page.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

On completion of this course you will be well equipped to work at a professional level in a wide variety of careers including: analytical chemistry, chemical plant operation, environmental monitoring, the food industry, health and safety, materials testing, pharmaceuticals, science education, scientific research and quality control. Alternatively, you may wish to continue studying and progress to degree level.

The course also offers a progression route to further their knowledge by undertaking further higher education or undertake professional qualifications offered by the Royal Society of Chemistry.

I'm interested in this course, what do I do next?

If you would like any further information in relation to this course, please contact our enquiries team directly on 0800 99 66 99 or email enquire @ sthelens.ac.uk or drop into our next Enrolment and Information Event. Alternatively, submit an application form to secure a place.

Ref: Tracey Turner