BTEC Higher National Certificate Applied Biology

Wirral Metropolitan College
Birkenhead, England, United Kingdom
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Entry Requirements

Specific requirements: relevant academic qualifications, for example two A Levels (Grades A*-E), one of which must be biology or a BTEC Level 3 Diploma/National Diploma in Applied Science which contains biology units. Communication skills - Ability to communicate fluently (verbally and in text). Ability to work as part of a team. Literacy - A good understanding of written text and an ability to analyse information. Numeracy - Ability to cope with mathematical concepts to GCSE grade C level (level 2) and beyond. Action planning - Ability to self organise and prioritise. Information Technology - No prior knowledge required.

If English is not your first language, you may need an English Language assessment before enrolling on this course. 


  • Cell Biology
  • Biochemistry of Macromolecules and Metabolic Pathways
  • Physiology of Cellular Systems in Animals
  • Laboratory Techniques for Applied Biology
  • Analysis of Scientific Data and Information
  • Laboratory Management
  • Work-based Investigation
  • Neurophysiology and Homeostatic Control of the Human Body
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Applied Genetics of Industry, Agriculture and Medicine
  • Pharmacological Principles of Drug Actions
  • The Immune Response System
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Human Health and Nutrition
  • Industrial Microbiology
  • Food Molecules, Additives and their Roles
  • Environmental Monitoring and Analysis
  • Ecological Principles and their Application
  • Environmental Management & Conservation
  • Chemistry for Applied Biologists
  • Biodiversity, Conservation and Threats
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control
  • Nanotechnology
  • Work-based Experience
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Employability Skills

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