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      We know that choosing your next steps
      is a big and exciting decision.
      We hope this guide will help you find the college course that’s right
      for you. If you’re looking to study an animal, equine or land-based subject,
      you’ll find it here.
      Brackenhurst is set in stunning countryside just a bus ride away from
      Nottingham city centre. We are part of Nottingham Trent University.
      We offer college courses alongside our degree courses, all taught by
      our skilled, experienced and supportive staff.
      At Brackenhurst, you’ll have access to incredible facilities. These include an
      animal unit, equestrian centre, laboratories, library and gardens and fields
      that are overflowing with plants and wildlife. Studying with us means that
      you’ll be a part of an amazing learning environment. You get all the perks of
      being part of a big university, but you will still enjoy the comforts of a friendly
      college.
      Most importantly, our courses reward your hard work with valuable qualifications and training.
      They will prepare you for the world of work, or open the door to further study. It’s your future –
      you decide.

      Pamela Ellis
      Head of Further Education

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                                                     equestrian centre
                                                     and outdoor classroom                                                                > It’s easy to get here –
                                                                                                                                             we’re just a bus ride
                                                                                                                                             away from Nottingham
                                                                                                                                             city centre
                      > In our last Ofsted        > Our courses offer clear                                  > You’ll learn from our
                         assessment we received      routes into jobs or                                        professional tutors who
                         a ‘good’ grade with         further study                                              have lots of experience
      In 2019            some outstanding                                                                       in their subjects

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                                                                                           Tell us about your course
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                                                                                           Aislinn: I study Equine
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                                                                                           Countryside Management) in                  in Agricultu re
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                                                                                           manage and conserve a variety                               to read more
                                                                                                                                        bentheaker
                                                                                           of different habitats. The course                           experience.
                                                                                           has practical elements in which              about Ben’s
                                                                                           we physically do the different
                                                                                           methods to conserve and improve
                                                                                           the habitats we learn about during
                                                                                           lectures.

                                                                                           What’s it like to be a                  What’s your timetable like?
                                                                                           student here?
                                                                                                                                   Aislinn: I usually start at either
                                                                                           Aislinn: Being a student here is        9 am or 11 am, unless I have
                                                                                           very fun because you have a lot in      morning yard duties then I start at
                                                                                           common with others. We do lots          7.45 am. I usually finish at 4 pm
                                                                                           of different activities and there are   unless I have evening yard duties
                                                                                           lots of different clubs and events      then I finish at 5 pm. We have a
                                                                                           that you can attend.                    variety of both classroom lessons
                                                                                                                                   and practical lessons. Our lessons
                                                                                           Josh: You are immersed in the
                                                                                                                                   are around an hour to an hour and
                                                                                           environment, which makes the
                                                                                                                                   a half long.
                                                                                           course seem more realistic. It is a
                                                                                           good place to make friends.             On the Equine Management
                                                                                                                                   course we do one morning yard
                                                                                           How do you travel to                    duty and one evening yard duty
                                                                                                                                   a week, one weekend yard duty
                                                                                           Brackenhurst and how
                                                                                                                                   every three weeks and five yard
                                                                                           long does it take you to get            duty days in either the Christmas
                                                                                           there?                                  or summer holidays, depending
                                                                                                                                   on what year you are in.
                         y and                                                             Aislinn: I take the bus every day
            an open da
“I went on                letely.                                                          apart from the morning I have           Josh: It is a relaxed timetable. I
             away comp
was blown
                                                                                           yard duties at the Equestrian           only go to college three days a
              friendly,                                                                    Centre, then my mum drives me.
The staff are
                                                                                                                                   week from Wednesday to Friday.
              are down to                                                                  The bus journey is usually around       Monday and Tuesday are when
 the students                re                                                            an hour long but we have a really
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 earth and th                                     One of the questions we get              nice coach.                             placements as well as doing paid
  excellent.”                                     asked most is ‘what’s a typical                                                  work.
                                                                                           Josh: I’m originally from South
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“The facilitie
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                 ad
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                                          ride safe exam.
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     Kaitlyn Fair                 ion
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     Access to H             s –
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     (Land-based
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       more about
       experience.
                                          What are your course
                                          tutors like?
                                          Aislinn: I find my course tutors
                                          supportive and helpful. They
                                          want the best for everyone.
     Where do you take a                  The staff and lecturers are very
     break?                               approachable if you ever need
                                          help or advice and they explain
     Aislinn: I usually take a break      things in detail.
     in the farmhouse as there are
     different rooms that we can sit      Josh: They are amazing during
     in and there is a kitchen with       lectures and are very supportive.
     microwaves, a kettle and a           They are always very energetic
     vending machine. There are a few     when they teach us.
     benches around outside to sit on
     in the warmer months too.            Do you belong to any clubs
     Josh: My classmates and I            or societies?
     usually go back to my flat’s
     kitchen or sit in the dining hall.   Aislinn: I am proud to be part
                                          of the Rider Academy in the
     Where do you go for                  dressage development squad.
     lunch?                               This is a group of selected
                                          riders, five are chosen for the
     Aislinn: I go for lunch in the       jump squad and five more for
     farmhouse, or I go to the            the dressage squad. External
     Brackenhurst shop to buy my          and internal coaches take the
     food. There are vending machines
                                          Rider Academy nearly every
     to get snacks from and a dining
                                          week for extra training.
     hall and a café to get meals.
                                          Josh: I am a member of the
     Josh:The dining hall, especially
                                          Brackenhurst Young Farmers
     on Fridays when they serve fish
                                          Club and go to the gym down in
     and chips.
                                          Southwell.
                                                                                                      ards
                                                                                         Aislinn Edw

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                                 and IT skills. If you still need                                              Our tutors are here to support
      qualification, you’ll      to achieve GCSE grade 4 / C in      the changes, we’re offering some          your ambitions and help you
      also get additional        English or maths, we’ll also give   students the opportunity to complete      achieve your dream career.
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                                                 Applying is really easy. Follow our step-by-step guide below.

                                                                                       Choose your course
                                                 Use this guide to help you decide. You can find more information on our website, so take a look there too. We
                                                 also recommend attending one of our open days. They will help you get a feel for what it’s like to study here.

                                                                                  Fill in an application form
                                                   You can download an application form from our website or find one at the back of this guide. Remember to
                                                                   show your passion for your chosen subject in your personal statement.

                                                                                     Come for an interview
                                                   If you meet the criteria for the course, we’ll invite you in for an interview. We’ll send you details of what will
                                                  happen on the day in advance through the post. Don’t panic! Our tutors are really friendly and will help you to
                                                                                                      do your best.

                                                                                             Get your offer
                                                 We’ll write to you and let you know how you got on at the interview. Hopefully we’ll be able to offer you a place
                                                       on the course. This offer might be conditional on your upcoming exam results – for example GCSEs.

                                                                                          Accept your offer
                                                     You need to tell us that you want to accept your offer of a place by returning your confirmation slip to us
                                                                                          or calling us on 0115 848 5299.

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                                                                                     Get your exam results
                                                 If you’re taking GCSEs, you’ll get your results in August. Other exam results will also come out over the summer.
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                                                     We’ll send out all the information you need to start with us in the post at the end of August. We hold an
                                                 enrolment day in the first week of September. This allows you to get your student ID and start meeting your new
                                                                                                friends and tutors.

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Animal courses

                 Love animals? So do
                 we! Our range of animal
                 courses will help you turn                            Courses            ma in
                 your passion into a career.                                 Level 2 Diplo
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                                                                                         Our animal courses have great
                 Study an animal course at
                                                                                         progression routes to fantastic
                 Brackenhurst and you’ll have
                                                                                         careers or further study. You can
                 access to some fantastic facilities.
                                                                                         even study one of NTU’s degrees
                 Our specially designed Animal                                           right here at Brackenhurst.
                 Unit is home to over 150 animals
                 from around 40 different species.
                 These include small animals such
                 as rabbits, cats, dogs, reptiles and                                              Level 2 Diploma in
                 birds, as well as larger animals                                                   Animal Care
                 like goats and donkeys. All our
                 animal courses include hands-on,
                 practical lessons at the unit. You’ll

       courses
                 also help our technicians to care
                                                                                              Level 3 Extended Diploma in
                 for the animals on a day-to-day
                 basis.                                                                       Animal Management
                                                         “Being a student                 Access to Higher Education Diploma in
                 As well as your subject-specific                                               Land-based Studies:
                 facilities, you’ll also find:           at Brackenhurst                          Animal Science
                 • a library, including fully
                                                         is amazing! The
                   equipped computer rooms               campus is beautiful
                 • modern classrooms and                 and the facilities are
                   teaching areas                        really useful.”                                  FdSc
                 • laboratories                                                                    Animal Science
                                                         Lorna Wilson-Shorten
                 • our careers and employability                                                          FdSc
                                                         Level 3 Extended Diploma
                   service                                                                      Veterinary Nursing
                                                         in Animal Management
                                                                                                       BSc (Hons)
                 • a dining room and Costa
                                                         Go to www.ntu.ac.uk/                      Animal Biology
                   Coffee
                                                         lornawilsonshorten to                         BSc (Hons)
                 • our student shop                      read more about Lorna’s                     Zoo Biology
                 • a common room.                        experience.

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                                      Develop skills in practical animal
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                                      a range of animal species.                                                  catteries, or zoos.
                                                                                                                                                           • dog groomer                           • £20,000 as a dog groomer
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                                                                                 In addition you will study English   Wildlife Park.                                                                 • up to £16,000 as a laboratory
                                                                                                                                                              NTU’s Brackenhurst Campus.
                                                                                 and maths and complete relevant                                                                                       assistant
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                                                                                    have a GCSE grade 4 / C in maths      develop your skills and knowledge                                                 • up to £30,000 as a dairy herd
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                                             You’ll learn just how amazing                                                It also looks great to future              • livestock manager
                                             plants are and what they need                                                employers.                                 • tractor driver                       • up to £43,000 as a feed
                                             to survive. You will explore the                                                                                                                                 company representative
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                                     on the environment.                      activities and carry out evaluations   in agriculture by working on a            our BSc (Hons) Agriculture degree       salesperson
                                                                              to prepare recommendations for         farm, enhancing your chances of           right here at NTU’s Brackenhurst
                                                                              possible improvements.                                                                                                 • up to £35,000 as a dairy herd
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                                                                                                                                                                                                       manager and tractor driver
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                                                                                                                     You can work with local farmers,                                                  agronomist
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Equine courses

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                even the option to keep your
                own horse here. It also features
                indoor and outdoor riding arenas,
                turnout fields, a horse walker and
                a mechanical horse simulator –
                great for perfecting your position.
                You’ll use the Equestrian Centre
                throughout your studies. Your                                             What can I do
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                                    Flat*                                Horses from the Ground                     (BHS) assessors.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                study the non-
                                    You’ll gain an understanding of      In this module, you’ll learn how to        You’ll go on trips to competition         Next steps                               >      If you want to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             es   you will be gi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ven
                                    riding horses on the flat. You       work horses from the ground. You’ll        yards, rehabilitation centres and                                                         riding modul             ch  w   ill  in volve
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 , whi
                                    will ride a wide variety of horses   investigate a range of techniques,         British Eventing competitions.
                                                                                                                                                              If you are successful and achieve                a practical task
                                                                                                                                                              the right combination of results,                                 the yard.
                                    of all ages and levels and be        including Parelli, Join Up, lunging,       You’ll hear from guest speakers                                                            tacking up on
                                                                                                                                                              you’ll be able to progress on to                                                          ed.
                                    encouraged to engage with            long reining and loose schooling.                                                                                                                        tions consider
                                    the theory of training horses to
                                                                                                                    from the equine industry.
                                                                                                                                                              the BSc (Hons) Equine Sports
                                                                                                                                                              Science or BSc (Hons) Equine
                                                                                                                                                                                                         >      Other qualifica
                                    enhance their abilities.             Introduction to Equestrian                 You can take part in trials for our
                                                                                                                    Rider Academy, and you can                Behaviour, Health and Welfare
                                                                         Coaching                                   get involved with our Groom’s             degrees right here at NTU’s
                                    Horse Behaviour and
                                                                         This module focuses on developing          Academy. You can take the BHS             Brackenhurst Campus.
                                    Welfare
                                    Gain an understanding of
                                                                         your teaching skills with practical
                                                                         and theory sessions. You’ll learn
                                                                                                                    Progressive Riding Tests (PRT)
                                                                                                                    Stages 1 – 6 and the Ride Safe
                                                                                                                                                              Future jobs within the equine             With qualifications and
                                    horse behaviour, the effects of      how to deliver riding lessons on           exam in Year One. In Year Two,
                                                                                                                                                              industry include:
                                                                                                                                                                                                        further experience you
                                    domestication and welfare. You’ll    the flat and over ground poles, plus       you can work towards BHS Stage            • competition or stud groom
                                    observe horses and record the        lead rein and lunge lessons. You’ll        2 or higher.                              • equine retail worker                    could earn
                                    results to analyse the findings.     also look at how to deliver a short                                                                                            • up to up to £15,000 as a
                                                                                                                    The course is split so that               • veterinary equine nurse
                                                                         lecture.                                                                                                                         competition or stud groom or
                                                                                                                    approximately 40% is practical            • riding instructor or coach
                                    Principles of                        In addition you’ll study English and                                                                                             equine retail worker
                                                                                                                    work and 60% is theory work. It           • yard manager
                                    Competition Grooming                 maths and complete relevant work           also includes a work placement.                                                     • up to £21,000 as a veterinary
                                    Develop the skills and knowledge     experience. If you do not yet have         This will develop your skills and                                                     equine nurse
                                    to be able to prepare a horse for    a GCSE grade 4 / C in maths or             knowledge and look good to                                                          • up to £25,000 as a riding coach or
                                    competition. Learn about the         English, we’ll also support you with       future employers. You can work                                                        yard manager
                                    necessary equipment and the          extra classes so you can retake the        at places like local competitions
                                    importance of aftercare including    exams.                                     yards, yards specialising in natural
                                    exercise, transport, tack and                                                   horsemanship, or in tack shops or                                                                                   anagement
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Wildlife courses

                  If you’re passionate about
                  conserving our planet’s
                  precious wildlife, we’ve got                                 Courses                                 a in
                                                                                                    nded Diplom
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                  Study a wildlife course at
                  Brackenhurst and you’ll have
                  access to some fantastic facilities.
                  Our rural campus is made up of
                  grassland, hedgerows, woodlands
                  and ponds. It also includes a
                  working farm. It is home to a
                  wide range of wildlife species
                  that you will observe, handle and
                  study. You’ll use the campus and
                  its habitats for hands-on, practical
                  lessons during your course.
                  As well as your subject-specific
                  facilities, you’ll also find:
                  • a library, including fully
                                                         “The course gives
                                                         you excellent
                                                         practical skills
                                                         and can open up
                                                         opportunities for
                                                         what comes next.
                                                         It’s a really nice
                                                         college to be at with
                                                                                             What can I do
                                                                                             when I finish?
                                                                                             Our wildlife courses have great
                                                                                             progression routes to fantastic
                                                                                             careers or further study. You can
                                                                                             even study one of NTU’s degrees
                                                                                             right here at Brackenhurst.

                                                                                                  Level 3 Extended Diploma in
                    equipped computer rooms              lovely people and                           Countryside
                  • modern classrooms and                good facilities.”                       Management (Wildlife
                    teaching areas                                                                  Conservation)
                                                         Harriet Diggle
                  • laboratories
                                                         Level 3 Extended Diploma
                  • our careers and employability        in Land and Wildlife
                    service                              Management (now called                              FdSc
                  • a dining room and Costa              Countryside Management)                  Wildlife Conservation
                    Coffee                               Go to www.ntu.ac.uk/                             BSc (Hons)
                  • our student shop                     harrietdiggle to read more               Wildlife Conservation
                  • a common room.                       about Harriet’s experience.                      BSc (Hons)
                                                                                                 Ecology and Conservation

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                                    activities to learn about how to protect and save                            You’ll learn in our fantastic          assessed                                   ur GCSEs incl
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                                    rare wildlife.                                                               facilities and be taught by tutors                                           > Fo
                                                                                                                                                                                                at grade 4 / C or above and
  >     Into working                                                                                             who have real-life experience          You’ll be assessed through
                                                                                                                                                        written assignments,                       including mat
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ade 4 / C or
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  >      a team                     Some of the things you’ll study...                                           conservation. You can expect           presentations, practical
                                                                                                                                                        assessments, class tests and                above.
                                                                                                                 the course to be split so that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     grade 3 / D in
                                    Wildlife Ecology and                   Coastal Habitat
                                                                                                                 approximately 40% is practical
                                                                                                                 work and 60% is theory work.
                                                                                                                                                        external exams.
                                                                                                                                                                                               >    If you have a
                                                                                                                                                                                                     maths or Engl
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ish language
                                                                                                                                                                                                              th e ot he   r subject is at
                                    Conservation                           Management                            You will be taught through             Next steps                                   (where
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       / C)  , you’ll need
                                                                                                                                                                                                     least grade 4
                                    This unit explores ecosystems,         Develop the skills to investigate     lectures, group discussions and                                                                         CSE retakes as
                                                                                                                                                        If you are successful and achieve             to complete G                        e.
                                    plants and animals and how these       coastal habitats, the threats these   practical demonstrations. You’ll                                                                        udy programm
                                    have changed through time.             habitats face and solutions for                                              the right combination of results,             part of your st
                                                                                                                 also get to go on trips to different
                                                                                                                                                        you’ll be able to progress on to                                  tions
                                    You’ll take part in wildlife and
                                    habitat surveys, as well as wildlife
                                                                           their future management.              locations, including nature
                                                                                                                 reserves, farms, estates and
                                                                                                                                                        the FdSc Wildlife Conservation,            >   Other qualifica
                                                                                                                                                                                                       considered   .
                                                                                                                                                        BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation
                                    rehabilitation, to learn about         Land-based Machinery                  rehabilitation centres.
                                    conservation management.                                                                                            or BSc (Hons) Ecology and
                                                                           and Estate Skills                     The course includes a work             Conservation degrees right here
                                                                           Gain practical industry skills        placement. This allows you to          at NTU’s Brackenhurst Campus.
                                    Woodland Management                                                                                                                                     You could earn
                                                                           to manage countryside                 develop your skills and knowledge      Future jobs within the wildlife
                                    You’ll explore the history and         environments.                         in ecology, the environment and        conservation, countryside           • up to £18,000 as a researcher
                                    theory of woodland habitat                                                   wildlife conservation, and looks
                                                                           In addition you will study English                                           management and environment
                                    management and how to manage                                                 good to future employers. You’ll                                           • up to £20,000 as a countryside
                                                                           and maths and complete relevant                                              industry include:
                                    these habitats, both on campus                                               get to take part in volunteering                                             ranger
                                    and with local charities.              work experience. If you do not yet                                           • marine conservationist
                                                                                                                 projects at local conservation                                             • £22,000 as an ecology
                                                                           have a GCSE grade 4 / C in maths                                             • countryside / game ranger
                                                                                                                 organisations, including                                                     assistant
                                    Plant and Soil Science                 or English, we’ll also support you
                                                                                                                 The Wildlife Trusts, private           • ecological assistant
                                                                           with extra classes so you can                                                                                    • up to £24,000 as a nature
                                    Gain an understanding of                                                     environmental consultants, and         • nature conservation officer
                                                                           retake the exams.                                                                                                  conservation officer or
                                    the theory of soil and plant                                                 environmental and countryside
                                                                                                                                                        • wildlife rehabilitator              zookeeper
                                    science and how these relate to                                              management organisations.
                                    protecting habitats and wildlife.                                                                                   • education officer

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Science courses

                                                                             Courses
                 Fascinated by science?
                 With a growing demand                                                                                        in
                                                                                                      ded Diploma
                 for skilled scientists,                                          Level 3 Exte
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                 these courses will open                                     >       Applied Scie
                                                                                                 igher Educ           ation
                 up a whole world of                                                 Access to H
                 opportunities for you.                                              Diploma in
                                                                                 >   Science

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       courses
                 Your classroom
                 Study a science course at
                 Brackenhurst and you’ll have
                 access to some fantastic facilities.
                 The campus has several fully
                 equipped chemistry, biology and
                 physics laboratories. You’ll use
                 the labs for hands-on, practical
                 lessons during your studies.
                 As well as your subject-specific
                 facilities, you’ll also find:
                 • a library, including fully
                                                        What can I do when I finish?
                                                        Our science courses have great progression routes to fantastic careers
                                                        or further study. You can even study one of NTU’s degrees at Clifton
                                                        Campus or right here at Brackenhurst.

                                                                                 Level 3 Extended Diploma in
                                                                                     Applied Science
                                                                            Access to Higher Education Diploma in
                                                                                         Science

                   equipped computer rooms
                 • modern classrooms and
                   teaching areas                                   BSc (Hons)                                   BSc (Hons)
                                                            Environmental Science                       Biomedical Science
                 • our careers and employability
                                                                    BSc (Hons)                                   BSc (Hons)
                   service
                                                         Food Science and Technology                           Microbiology
                 • a dining room and Costa                          BSc (Hons)                                   BSc (Hons)
                   Coffee                                         Biochemistry                       Sport and Exercise Science
                 • our student shop                                 BSc (Hons)                                   BSc (Hons)
                 • a common room.                              Paramedic Science                           Forensic Science

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                                    Learn about the cells, tissues          You’ll study and analyse             How you’ll study                        Next steps                                 >    considered  .
                                    and atoms that make up animals          chemicals to learn about what
                                    and plants and why they are             processes are used to make           You’ll learn in our fantastic           If you are successful and achieve
                                    structured this way to live within      drugs for the pharmaceutical         facilities and be taught by tutors      the right combination of results,
                                    their environment.                      industry.                            who have real-life experience           you’ll be able to progress on to
                                                                                                                 of working within the science           the BSc (Hons) Environmental
                                    Practical Scientific                     Biological Molecules                 industry.                               Science or BSc (Hons) Food
                                    Procedures and                          and Metabolic Pathways               You will be taught through
                                                                                                                                                         Science and Technology degrees           You could earn
                                                                                                                                                         right here at NTU’s Brackenhurst
                                    Techniques                              You’ll study some of the chemical    lectures, group discussions and         Campus. You’ll also be able to           • on average £21,000 as a
                                                                            processes in living organisms that   practical demonstrations.               progress on to various science             laboratory technician
                                    Learn how to use laboratory
                                    equipment safely and take part in       play a crucial role in industries,                                           degrees at NTU’s Clifton Campus.         • up to £26,000 as a health care
                                                                            such as health, chemical and
                                    experiments and investigations,
                                                                            environmental sciences.              How you’ll be                           Future jobs within the industry            scientist
                                    developing the skills you will use                                                                                   include:                                 • up to £28,000 as a biomedical
                                    in the science industry.                You will study a range of other      assessed                                • laboratory technician                    scientist
                                                                            modules covering Physiology,         You’ll be assessed through              • health care scientist                  • up to £50,000 as a chemist
                                    Science Investigation                   Genetics, Microbiology and           written assignments,                                                             • up to £60,000 as a research
                                                                                                                                                         • biomedical scientist
                                    Skills                                  Biomedical Science.                  presentations, practical                                                           scientist
                                                                                                                 assessments and class tests.            • chemist
                                    Develop the skills needed to plan       In addition you have the
                                    a scientific investigation, including                                        Assessments include four                • research scientist
                                                                            opportunity to carry out your own
                                    how to gather information,              work experience alongside the        externally assessed exams.
                                    explain, understand and evaluate        course.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ied science
                                    your findings.
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                                       core sciences and develop your knowledge and                                                                                                            course
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                                       be encouraged to contribute to        moles.                             facilities and be taught by            the right combination of results,             assessment.
                                                                                                                tutors who have experience             you’ll be able to progress on
                                       group discussions. You will also
                                                                             Physics focused units              of working within the industry.        to one of our degree courses
                                       develop your exam techniques
                                                                                                                The course is a combination of         here at NTU including BSc
                                       and research skills.                  Explore the different topics of    theory and practical work. You         (Hons) Environmental Science,
                                                                             Physics including energy, waves,   will be taught through lectures,       BSc (Hons) Food Science
                                       Biology focused units                 forces and mechanics.              group discussions, practical           and Technology, BSc (Hons)              You could earn
                                       Learn about the different aspects                                        demonstrations and laboratory          Paramedic Science, BSc (Hons)
                                                                                                                                                                                               • Up to £37,000 as a paramedic
                                       of Biology including plant and cell                                      sessions.                              Forensic Sciences and BSc (Hons)
                                       biology, different physiological                                                                                Pharmacology.                           • Up to £24,000 as a
                                       processes and body systems,                                                                                                                               physiotherapist assistant
                                       health, disease and immunity.                                            How you’ll be                          Future jobs within the industry
                                                                                                                                                       include:                                • Up to £91,004 as a clinical
                                                                                                                assessed                               • health care scientist
                                                                                                                                                                                                 scientist
                                                                                                                                                                                               • Up to £45,000 as a forensic
                                                                                                                You’ll be assessed through             • radiographer
                                                                                                                                                                                                 scientist
                                                                                                                written assignments,                   • physiotherapist
                                                                                                                presentations, practical               • biomedical scientist
                                                                                                                assessments, and exams.
                                                                                                                                                       • paramedic
                                                                                                                                                       • forensic scientist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Science
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                        Level 2 Diploma
                        What is it?
                                                                                  Access to Higher Education:
                                                                                  What is it?
                        A flexible qualification equivalent to GCSEs at           A route to university for those aged 19 or over
                        grades 9 – 4 (A* – C)                                     without traditional qualifications.

                        What you can do after successfully                        What you can do after successfully
                        completing the course                                     completing the course
                        Level 3 Extended Diploma or Access to Higher              FdSc (Foundation Degree Sciences) or BSc (Hons)
                        Education course in a similar subject area.               (Batchelor of Science) degrees in a similar subject
                                                                                  area.

                        Level 3 Extended Diploma                                  The Access to Higher Education (HE) Diploma is
                                                                                  a qualification that prepares students for study at
                                                                                  degree level. If you would like to go to university
                        What is it?                                               but left school without the qualifications you need,
                        A flexible qualification equivalent to three A-levels     then an Access to HE course could be for you.

                        What you can do after successfully
                        completing the course
                        FdSc (Foundation Degree Sciences) or BSc (Hons)
                        (Batchelor of Science) degrees in a similar subject
                        area.
                                                                                          o ff er d  iffe rent types
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                        Diploma are vocational qualifications. These are
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      From when you apply, to up to three years after you
      complete your course, our teams are here to help you.

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