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With celebrities like will.i.am 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: Medical (Level 2) - Full-time

This course is perfect 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…

Health and Social Care: Health Sciences (Level 3) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you have a passion for, and interest, in science and want to explore degree level study and career options in a healthcare Science, Nursing and Midwifery, social care or any medical profession…

Forensic Investigation (Level 3) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you have a keen interest in forensic science, want to pursue a career in policing, criminology or in forensics specifically and enjoy problem solving and investigation. If you have completed the one year National Foundation in Applied Science (Forensics), equivalent…

Applied Science: Forensics (Level 3) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you have a keen interest in forensic science, want to pursue a career in policing, criminology or in forensics specifically and enjoy problem solving and investigation. If you have completed the one year National Foundation in Applied Science (Forensics), equivalent…

Applied Science: Biomedical (Level 3 Foundation Diploma) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you enjoy science and particularly Biology and have a genuine interest in further study and/or a career in a medical-related field. If you complete this one year foundation course, equivalent to 1.5 A Levels, you can top up with the…

Applied Science (Level 2) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you like science and want to explore the various science-related careers open to you in the future.

Applied Science (Level 3) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you enjoy science, have a genuine interest in a career in a science-related field and want to take your studies further, perhaps onto a degree. If you have completed the one year National Foundation in Applied Science, equivalent to 1.…

Dental Technology (BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma) - Part-time

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) - Part-time

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 - Part-time

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

  • GCSE
  • Science

Healthcare Science Foundation Degree (Level 5) - Full-time

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

Applied Science - Pre-Access for age 19+ (Level 2) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you have a passion for, and interest, in science and want to explore degree level study and career options in a healthcare Science, Nursing and Midwifery, social care or any medical profession…

Applied Science (Level 1) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you like science and want to explore the various science-related careers open to you in the future.

Applied Science: Biomedical (Level 3) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you enjoy science, particularly Biology, have a genuine interest in a career in a medical-related field and want to take your studies further, perhaps onto a degree. If you have completed the one year National Foundation in Applied Science (Biomedical)…

Applied Science: Forensics (Level 2) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you enjoy all things science, have a passion for problem solving and investigation and have a good eye for detail.

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