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Pathways

Pathways are made up of courses focused on future careers or further education opportunities

A science qualification can open the door to a career in one of the many areas of biology, physics or chemistry.

Tutors are specialists in a wide variety of scientific areas including biomedical science, biological science, analytical chemistry, forensics and pharmaceuticals.

We have excellent links with local organisations to incorporate real-life situations into your studies. Students spend their time studying in laboratories, including specialist facilities at Discovery Park, a hub for scientific companies.

Careers

All of our full-time courses are aimed at progression to Higher Education. Throughout your studies, you will be given opportunities to explore a range of universities and courses.

However, following further study at university you may be interested in careers such as:

  • Forensic Scientist
  • Microbiologist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Analytical Chemist
  • Research Scientist
  • Astrophysicist.

Our Science laboratories are fully-equipped with technology and equipment that will allow you to conduct research and experiments.

Our equipment includes:

  • Two industry-standard chemistry laboratories equipped with fume cupboards
  • Physics and Biology laboratories
  • Gel Electrophoresis for DNA analysis.

Career Prospects

Example: Biological scientists and biochemists

 Annual pay
£25,480 - £62,400
Annual pay is per year, based on full-time employment and on the South East region.

Across the UK the workforce is projected to expand by 31% over the period to 2027, adding 26,543 jobs. In the same period, 50% of the workforce is projected to retire, creating 42,590 job openings.

Role description

Biological scientists and biochemists examine and investigate the morphology, structure, chemistry and physical characteristics of living organisms, including their inter-relationships, environments and diseases.

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Are you?

16-18

Our entry requirements allow any student to apply enrol and progress in their studies with us to achieve their full potential.

You will apply for for your chosen pathway and at the interview you can discuss what entry criteria you need for each level.

Once you have your GCSEs we can ensure you are enrolled on the best level for you to progess and succeed at College.

Here is a list of entry criteria for this pathway:

This programme of study is designed to drive your progression toward advanced employment or apprenticeship opportunities.

Achievement at level 3 will have a positive impact upon your future earning potential and career options but it also unlocks further progression to Higher Education and Higher and Degree Apprenticeships.  These take you from advanced technician or skilled supervisory roles at Level 3 to management and chartered professional status as you continue through your studies to higher levels.

To study on this programme you will need the equivalent of 4 grade 3s including English at 3 and maths at 4.

This programme of study is designed to accelerate progression toward advanced employment, higher study or apprenticeship opportunities if you are clear about your next steps and you have the explicit entry criteria to ensure your success.

Achievement at level 3 will have a positive impact upon your future earning potential and career options but it also unlocks progression to Higher Education and Higher and Degree Apprenticeships.  These take you from advanced technician or skilled supervisory roles at Level 3 to management and chartered professional status as you continue your studies to higher levels.

For a Level 3, including all T Level and A Level programmes of study, we require students to have the equivalent of 4 grade 4s including English at 4 and maths at 5 (or pass at level 2 where you will have developed a context of maths in the same/related subject).

For T level Health it is required to have gained a grade 4 in GCSE Science.

In addition to the general entry criteria for T Levels and A Levels many individual subjects will also require students to have specific GCSE grades in specific subjects, and some will have a specified level of skill requirement as well as specific GCSE grade requirements. Please see the individual information regarding the requirements for each subject course.

What's next?

Step 1 - Apply

Once you apply, you will have an interview to discuss your chosen pathway

Step 2 - Interview

We will contact you with appropriate options for conducting your interview, either online or in person.

At your interview, we will discuss the entry requirements for each level and course. It is also your opportunity to make sure that the pathway meets your goals and ambitions.

Courses at Canterbury College

If you know exactly which course and level you need to apply for, or want more information, please select from the options below:

Need more help?

Our advice and guidance team can be contacted to help you understand your next steps at College.

Courses at Canterbury College

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Contact us

We'd love to hear from you

New Dover Road
Canterbury, Kent
CT1 3AJ

Telephone:
01227 811111