Two new electives, Biology and Chemistry have been added to NCC Education’s Level 3 International Foundation Diploma for Higher Education Studies (L3IFDHES). Resources are now available for centres to start teaching.
The Chemistry elective will cover topics such as the Periodic Table, chemical reactions, chemical structures and bonding and formulas. Whereas Biology covers the features of living organisms and human biology, including the nervous system, the skeleton and muscles.
Students will learn analytical skills, complex scientific theories and work on their mathematical skills using formulas and equations.
After successfully completing the Level 3 International Foundation Diploma, students could go on to study science-related degrees at university.
Currently, there are a number of progression routes available with the University of Greenwich in:
- BSc Pharmaceutical Sciences
- BSc Human Nutrition
- BSc Sports Science
- BSc Sports Science with Coaching
- BSc Sports Science with Professional Football Coaching
It is anticipated that there will also be further university progression routes available in chemical and gas engineering, as well as a range of degrees in healthcare.
Darrell McGivern, NCC Education’s Head of Product, who has been overseeing the development of these new electives said, “We are pleased to be able to provide students with the foundations to go on to study a science/ healthcare related degree at university.
“With it being a new pathway, we had to make sure we carefully selected the right content for the course. We conducted detailed market research to ensure students got the best possible experience.
“We also spoke to L3IFDHES centres during this development stage, asking them to give us feedback on our ideas. One of the things we picked up on was that a lot of centres would prefer theory-based courses.
“We then made sure to develop theory-based chemistry and biology materials, but for extra added-value – we also included optional lab exercises for centres with the equipment. “
Students who wish to apply must have completed secondary education in a range of appropriate subjects (such as science, biology and chemistry) and have at least 4.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
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