Higher Certificate in Bioscience

Programme overview:

Higher Certificate in Bioscience next start date Next start date: 8 February 2022
Higher Certificate in Bioscience study mode Study mode: Full-time and online part-time options
Higher Certificate in Bioscience duration Duration:
Blended Learning Methodology Utilised
Full Time: 1 year
Part Time: 2 years
Higher Certificate in Bioscience support Support: Fully supported
Higher Certificate in Bioscience learning type Learning type: Blended Learning Methodology

Programme details:

NQF Level 5 | Applied Sciences | Higher Certificate
The primary purpose of the qualification is to provide graduates with a Higher Certificate in Bioscience which specialises in the knowledge, specific skills and applied competence in the field of biological science or in a related field. This qualification provides students with skills which are required in the workplace to improve their overall productivity.
In addition to bioscience related subject knowledge, students are supported to develop graduate attributes that are essential skills to excel both at personal and professional levels. The combination of theory and practice results in well-rounded students, who on successful completion, are prepared to launch a career as aspiring scientists.

Above all, one of the exit level outcome is for graduates to be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the key terms, concepts, facts, principles, and theories related to the field of biological science, as well as that of the subject specialisation areas and apply this knowledge to practice.

First Intake: January 

More information:

Entry requirements
Senior Certificate (SC) with at least 40% in Maths Literacy & English
50% in Maths & English with Higher Certificate, Diploma or Degree entry
National Certificate (Vocational) with at least 40% in English & Maths
Possible career options
Graduates will be prepared to:

• Perform procedures in pharmaceutical laboratories
• Work in research laboratories
• Work in the bio-manufacturing industry
• pursue further education in biological or medical studies
This qualification is offered at the following campuses
Qualification structure
Year 1
• Professional Skills Development
• Laboratory Techniques in Experimental Biosciences
• Laboratory SHEQ
• Biostatistics
• Mathematics
• Principles of Cell Biology
• Introduction to Biotechnology
• Introduction to Bioprocessing
• Bioethics and Communication
• Chemistry
• Project Planning