Applied Sciences: NQ (Full Time) (Int 2 level - Year 1)

This course meets the needs of people who wish to pursue a career in Science-related professions such as Microbiology, Physiology, Plant or Animal Biology, and Chemistry. Course also of value to students intending to enter professions allied to medicine such as Nursing, Radiography, Physiotherapy etc. 

This is year one of a two year programme that will progress you through the applied science subjects in biology, chemistry and physics in one year at Intermediate 2 level.  This programme is intended for those students who wish to increase their knowledge in the sciences in order that they can progress towards an award of HNC Applied Science or HND Biomedical Science in a few years time.

(SCQF Level 5)


Entry Requirements

4 Standards Grades (grade 4 ) or 4 Intermediate 1 awards (grade C or above).

Passes in Mathematics and English at Level 4 are necessary along with a strong interest in science.

Entry by informal interview & a short written exercise.

Course Content

Biology; Biotechnology; Chemistry; Physics; Mathematics; Microbiology; Human Physiology; Ecology; Information Technology; Communications.


1 academic year
August - June
16 Hours per week

Gina Munro

“At first I wanted to study chemistry but also found biology to my liking. What was different from school was that lecturers were friendly and made you feel like an adult. Passing the NQ Applied Sciences secured my place on the University of the West of Scotland BSc course, the first year of which is taught at Stow. This meant I got to know some of my BSc lecturers beforehand.”

Gina Munro,

Can lead to:
NQ Applied Science (Higher level - Year 2)

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