Biomedical Science - HNC 

Course Overview

Course Content

This course provides the theoretical foundation to consolidate practical experience. The core material covers the fundamental area of modern biology and illustrates a range of laboratory techniques. Throughout the course, emphasis is placed on the development of communication and interpersonal skills. Modules studied include:

  • Key Skills for Biomedical Scientists
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Cell Biology & Genetics
  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology and Immunology
  • Professional Studies in Biomedical Sciences

Career Potential

The course is designed for those wishing to pursue a career in Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Biotechnology, and related areas in medicine, industry, or research. This qualification may be used to support applications for promotion in your current employment, or as a route to further courses of study.

Successful completion of this programme will allow entry to year two of many of our BSc programmes, or into the School’s accredited part-time degrees in Biomedical Sciences.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have one of the following:

  • EDEXCEL National Certificate or Diploma in Science
  • At least one GCE A level pass (in Biology or Chemistry) plus supporting passes in GCSE at Grades A, B or C
  • An equivalent qualification
  • Advanced GNVQ in Science (Pass)

Mature students without these formal qualifications but who have relevant experience may be considered in certain circumstances.

Key Facts

Campus: Llandaff

School: Cardiff School of Health Sciences

Course Length:
Two years part-time.
Students attend Cardiff Met for one day and evening for thirty weeks during each academic year.

Students are continuously assessed throughout the course, and also sit formal examinations.

Selection Procedure:
Selection is normally on the basis of your previous qualifications and experience. If you are interested in finding out more about the course and whether you would be eligible to participate, please contact the Course Director.


Contact Us

For general enquiries please contact the Student Recruitment Team on 029 2041 6010 or email

For course specific enquiries, please contact the programme director, Sally Hicks:
Tel: 029 2041 6832

See Also:
Cardiff School of Health Sciences Website