Choose to be

  • Analytical Chemist
  • Biologist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Industrial Scientist
  • Medical Scientist


Wirral Met College's new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Centre at the Twelve Quays Campus opened in June 2016 with a wide range of specialist facilities including - a Chemical Instrumentation Lab with Nuclear Magnetic Resonance equipment; Molecular Biology and Micro Biology Labs; a Robotics and Mechatronics Arena; a Physics and Electronics Lab; a Life Sciences Lab. 

Programmes delivered at the Twelve Quays Campus include:

Course Level Code
BTEC Applied Science Diploma 2 S001
Intermediate Level Apprenticeship in Process Manufacturing 2 S135
Step into Psychology 2 S242
Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Process Manufacturing (Pathway One) 3 S217
BTEC Applied Science (Medical Science) 90 Credit Diploma 3 S143
BTEC Applied Science Extended Diploma 3 S201

What next?

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Many students progress onto jobs and/or apprenticeships once they have completed their full-time study programmes. Level 3 students often progress onto Higher Education programmes such as the Higher National Certificate (HNC), or Higher National Diploma (HND) programmes in Applied Chemistry, or the Foundation Degree in Chemistry or Forensic Science, which are offered at Wirral Met College working in partnership with the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

Career opportunities

These courses equip students with the skills and knowledge to progress onto occupations including:

Starting salaries for Forensic Scientists are £20,000 per year and experienced scientists may earn between £25,000 and £35,000 per year. (Source)

Where are they now?

Sean Scott

Sean successfully completed the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Applied Science (Forensic Science). He was also awarded the Personal Achievment award at our recent Further Education awards ceremony. Sean is progressing onto further study in Science.

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