Canterbury College - Science
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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.


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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Entry requirements

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 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 progress and succeed at College.

Please see our Group entry requirements

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

01227 811111