Entry requirements

Grade C or above level 5 in any Science and grade C or above level 5 in Maths.

Aims of course

The specific aims of the NPA Scientific Technologies group award are to:


The course consists of 4 units:

  1. Fundamental chemistry: The study of the periodic table, atomic structure, chemical formulae, acids/bases, organic chemistry.
  2. Experimental procedures: Performing scientific procedures and completing reports.
  3. Laboratory Safety: Understanding and applying safety procedures.
  4. Mathematics for Science: The study of scientific calculations and statistics.

Progression Routes