You will study in Wirral Met’s specialist Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Centre 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:
|Pre-Access to Higher Education - Science||Level 2||S037|
|Access to Higher Education - Biomedical Science||Level 3||S152|
|Access to Higher Education - Science||Level 3||S026|
|Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Process Manufacturing (Pathway One)||Level 3||S217|
These courses equip students with the skills and knowledge to progress onto occupations including:
- Biological scientist- View occupation details here
- Labatory Technician- View occupation details here
Starting salaries for Forensic Scientists are £20,000 per year and experienced scientists may earn between £25,000 and £35,000 per year. (Source)
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).
Where are they now?
Lucky Ali studied a BTEC Level 3 applied Science extended diploma. She enriches her studies by volunteering for the NHS. She has a conditional offer at the University College of London to study Applied Medical Science and her ultimate goal after her degree is to become a doctor. Lucky said “I’ve really enjoyed my BTEC course and would recommend it to anyone as another pathway to University instead of A-Levels.”