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With celebrities like and high-profile scientists including Professor Brian Cox and astronaut Tim Peake championing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects, science is becoming more popular than ever!

Our science courses cover a broad base and open up career opportunities in the NHS and in industries such as life sciences, pharmaceuticals, environmental health, forensics and biochemistry.

Central was the first college in the region to secure STEM Assured status. You can be confident you’ll get relevant knowledge and training gaining high level practical skills which are recognised as essential by employers and industry. 

We also hold Associate College status with the Royal Society, which is a fellowship of the world’s most renowned scientists. We are affiliated to the Royal Society of Physics and the Institute of Physics. What this means for you is that we are committed to helping you gain the skills and knowledge needed for a fascinating and exciting career in science.

Our partner college, ncn, also offers courses in science and you can view these here. Find out more about the merger with ncn.

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Applied Science: Biomedical or Applied Science (Level 3)

If you want a course that will open up the world of biomedical, physical and chemical sciences and a wealth of science career opportunities, or university-level courses, then you’ve found it!

Dental Technology (BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma)

This course will allow you to develop the theoretical and practical knowledge in all aspects of work carried out as a dental technician.

Dental Nursing (City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma)

This is a demanding and rewarding programme, usually completed in 12 months.

Advanced Apprenticeship in Dental Nursing (Level 3)

Dental nurses provide essential chairside support and patient care for the dental team. If you’d like a career as a dental nurse and would like to earn a wage while you gain a qualification, read on!

Advanced Apprenticeship in Laboratory Technician (Level 3)

You’ll be working as an apprentice laboratory/science technician, carrying out lab testing and providing technical support to scientists/technicians. You could also work at a school or college.

Advanced Apprenticeship in Pharmacy Technician (Level 3)

You’ll be earning a wage while gaining an industry-standard qualification. You’ll gain the advanced skills and qualifications needed to become a pharmacy technician.

Apprenticeship in Pharmacy (Dispensing) Assistant (Level 2)

You’ll earn a wage while gaining an industry-standard qualification. It’s a great way to train as a dispensing assistant so you can support pharmacists.

GCSE Science

This is an intensive course which is ideal for anyone wishing to resit the qualification.

  • GCSE
  • Science

Foundation Degree in Healthcare Science (FdSc) (Level 5)

Gain the skills to shape the scientific research of the future and make a difference with this fascinating course.

Pre-Access to Nursing (Level 2)

If you are aged 19+ and have no formal qualifications but want to return to learning to pursue a career in Nursing, this could be the perfect course for you. You will need to build up your skills and knowledge…

Applied Science (Level 1)

If you are fascinated by the world around you and would like a practical course where you’ll discover different areas of science, this is the course for you.

Applied Science: Forensics (Level 3)

If you want a course that will open up the world of forensic science and a wealth of career opportunities or university-level courses then you’ve found it!

Applied Science: Medical or Forensic (Level 2)

If you see yourself working in the fascinating world of 21st century science, this course can prepare you for further study or to get a job or apprenticeship in the health and science professions.

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Programme of study 

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