Chemistry FdSc, (Higher Apprenticeship) Undergraduate prospectus

  • Study while you work with part time learning
  • Our programme specifically targets needs of industry
  • Our world class research means we can deliver high quality teaching in the classroom

Overview

Overview

This programme is taught using a range of lectures, laboratory practical's, seminars, case studies and student-led presentations.

You will be assessed through a combination of exams and coursework.This programme is primarily aimed at people who are employed or wish to seek employment in a chemical or related area.

The programme will provide you with a broad knowledge of chemistry and associated practical skills in order for you to become competent to practice in a range of professional environments and to progress to degrees in chemistry.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide students with a broad knowledge of chemistry and associated practical skills in order for them to become competent to practice in a range of professional environments or to progress to higher degrees in chemistry
  • To develop the ability to apply chemistry skills and knowledge to the solution of theoretical and practical problems in chemistry
  • To develop transferable skills which will be of value both during the programme and in later employment.

The FdSc Chemistry is taught part-time, one day per week at the Medway Campus.

The FdSc Chemistry programme has been mapped to the Laboratory Scientist Standard. If you are interested in finding out more information about the Standard click here.

What you'll study

Entry requirements

Applicants should have prior knowledge and skills equivalent to certain qualifications. In addition, applicants must be either employed or recently employed (within three years) in a chemistry related industry. Standard entry requirements are given below:

  • A minimum of 72 UCAS points from A level and AS level examinations. (Applicants must have an A level in chemistry). Applicants are also required to have passed (grade C or above) the General Certificate in Secondary Education examinations (or their General Certificate in Secondary Education equivalent) in English and mathematics.
  • An appropriate EDEXCEL award.
  • Qualifications considered equivalent to the above.
  • Successful completion of a recognised Access to Science course.

Extra information

Assessment

This programme is taught using a range of lectures, laboratory practical's, seminars, case studies and student-led presentations.

You will be assessed through a combination of exams and coursework.

Professional recognition

It is anticipated that this programme will be accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).

Contact

If you are an employer interested in using us as a lead provider please contact Dr Samantha Booth (email: S.E. Booth@gre.ac.uk).

If you are a student looking for current apprenticeship vacancies click here.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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Medway Campus

A recently modernised, splendid Edwardian redbrick and ivy-clad campus based at Chatham Maritime, Kent.

Chatham Station (approx. 5 min by bus)

Gillingham Station (approx. 20 min walk / 10 min by bus)

Free parking is available for motorbikes and scooters. Public car parks nearby.

From Gatwick Airport take the National Express 270 coach service.

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