HNC Applied Chemistry (Part-time) - February 2019 Entry

Reasons to study Chemistry

  • Small class sizes, offering unrivalled student to lecturer contact time.
  • Access to multi-purpose laboratories, containing all of the equipment needed to undertake a variety of practical tasks.
  • This HNC is available with a part-time study mode, allowing students to study at a higher level around work and family commitments.
Start and End Date: February 2019 - February 2021
Duration: 2 years, part-time
Campus: St Helens Town Centre
February 2019 Tuition Fee: £2,500 per year
Entry Requirements:
  • A BTEC Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Applied Science (with a minimum grade of MM/MMM)
  • A GCE level profile that demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject (or adequate performance in more than one subject). Supported by A to C GCSE grades. Required grades: GCE A-level Chemistry at D or above or GCE A/S-level Chemistry at C or above alongside other relevant A/S-Level such as Biology/Physics/Maths
  • An Access to HE Certificate in a relevant subject
  • For mature learners related work experience will be taken into consideration
  • GCSE A-C in English, maths and science
Course Contact: Tracey Turner
Telephone: 01744 623127
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Validated by: Pearson

The HNC Applied Chemistry has been developed to ensure students who successfully complete the programme leave as professional, self-reflecting individuals who are able to meet the demands of employers in a diverse, varied and in demand industry.

Highly respected by employers nationwide, the HNC brings together a range of Chemistry elements, providing those who complete the programme with a range of opportunities for career progression, as well as enhancing and widening access to HND or Foundation degree level study.

Course in-depth

What will I study?

All students on the HNC Applied Chemistry will study a range of modules, made up of compulsory, specialist and optional modules. Covering everything from Inorganic Chemistry and Chemical Laboratory Techniques to Analysis of Scientific Data and Information, students with be equipped with the skills needed to progress into a range of industry specialist roles. In total, students will study 120 credits over the two years.


Inorganic Chemistry (15 credits)

This module covers the foundations of inorganic chemistry relating to structure and bonding, together with the chemistry of important elements and compounds, alongside a review of some major industrial applications.

Organic Chemistry (15 credits)

Developing the principles and practical techniques of organic chemistry this module introduces rationalisation of structure and bonding, to aid students' understanding of reaction mechanisms and functional group conversions.

Physical Chemistry (15 credits)

Providing students with an understanding of concepts and practical techniques in physical chemistry, including thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, conductivity, electrochemical cells and electrolysis, physical chemistry is a practical module, underpinned by essential overarching theory.

Chemical Laboratory Techniques (15 credits)

Affording students the opportunity to practise and become proficient in a range of practical skills and data analysis, commonly used in analytical and preparative chemistry, this 15 credit module provides the underpinning knowledge required for successful laboratory based work.

Project for Applied Science (15 credits)

Students will integrate knowledge, understanding and skills in this 15 credit module as they display a significant degree of autonomy, applying newly found knowledge and skills to an individual practical-based study.

Analysis of Scientific Data and Information (15 credits)

This module allows students to develop a range of skills in mathematical and statistical techniques required for use in the analysis of scientific data. In addition, the limitations and problems that can arise in the reporting of results, will be explored.

Students will also study a range of optional modules. These will be determined, once enrolled on the programme, in conjunction with the Programme Leader. Successful completion of the HNC will require students to successfully complete and pass modules to the value of 120 credits.

Ref: Tracey Turner