This course is designed to meet the needs of those looking to pursue a medically-related career in the fields of biomedical science, biochemistry, microbiology, radiography, pharmacy or dietetics. Key areas of study will include human physiology, genetics, microbiology, chemical and medical laboratory techniques and instrumentation. The course opens up a range of career opportunities in forensics, the biomedical industries, medical laboratories and the pharmaceutical industry.
Five GCSE’s at Grade 4 (C) or above including Maths and English. Level 3 students who do not achieve a grade 4 in English and/or Maths will study a GCSE in the subject(s) as part of their study programme.
You will develop the analytical, evaluative and technical skills to work within a wide range of scientific industries or to be able to progress to Higher Education. On the first year of the course you will be enrolled on the BTEC Fast-track Diploma and upon successful completion you may be able to progress to the second year of the BTEC Extended Diploma in Medical Science.