Applied Human Biology

Please note, this course information is for September 2021 entry.
The new admissions cycle for September 2022 entry will open in October 2021, and we recommend you check back for updates to course information.

This course is a great option if you would like to study a Science subject at a higher level but don’t want to pick a single Science A Level, or feel that a course with some coursework assessment will allow you to achieve a better outcome.

If you enjoy learning about the human body, the systems of health and are ambitious to learn more about fundamental scientific techniques and their application in health careers, then you will enjoy this Human Biology course.

The course encompasses practicals that allow you to learn in the context of realistic workplace situations, as well as gaining relevant scientific knowledge, laboratory analytical skills and develop numerous transferable skills which will enable you to progress into any career.

Valued by employers and universities, the skills gained on this vocational qualification offer a clear route into employment or higher education.

How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed by a combination of external exams and assessed coursework. During Year 1, you willtake an external exam; the Principles of Applied Human Biology and a coursework unit Practical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. In Year 2 there is an external exam in Human Biology and Health Issues as well as 1 optional unit.

What do I need?

You will need to have achieved at least 5 GCSEs at Grade 5 and above, including English Language or Literature and a Grade 4 in Science.

Retaking GCSE Maths as part of your programme is required if you do not have Grade 4.

Where can it take me?

You can progress to an exciting range of higher level courses, including Applied Biology HNC/D. Other options include a related degree in subjects such as Biochemistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Psychology.

This course is ideal if you are interested in a career in Nursing, Teaching, Pharmaceutical Science, Forensics, Biomedical Sciences, Engineering, Paramedical Science, Physiotherapy, Optometry and Psychology.

This course should be combined with A Levels

Good combinations could include Chemistry, Geography, Psychology and Environmental Science.


Find your perfect course and secure your place

Apply for this course

Our accreditation and awards