HND (SCQF Level 8)


2 Years (typically 3 days a week in college)


24 Aug 2020

Mode of Study

  • Full-time


  • Science


  • Aberdeen City Campus

Why take this course?

Industrial Biotechnology has been identified as a key growth area for the Scottish and UK economy in the coming years. This course was developed by SQA in cooperation with the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBIOIC) to meet the needs of employers for technical level biotechnologists. The course will provide you with the necessary underpinning science and up to date laboratory skills for employment in the rapidly developing field.

What you will experience

  • Higher qualifications in Biology/ Human Biology and Chemistry, or a Higher Biology/Human Biology subjects and a National 5 (at a minimum of grade B) or equivalent in chemistry. Maths at National 5 (Grade C) or equivalent is also required
  • Alternatively, applicants should have   successfully completed the NC Applied Science (SCQF Level 6) course at Grade B or above