Higher Certificate in Bioscience

Programme overview:

Second Intake for 2024 is accepting late applications until 20th of May.
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Higher Certificate in Bioscience next start date Next start date: 22 July 2024
30 September 2024
21 February 2025
15 May 2025
Next New Students Orientation Date:
16 July 2024
Higher Certificate in Bioscience study mode Study Mode:
Campus Full Time
Higher Certificate in Bioscience study mode Campuses:

Remote and distant students join a campus where the programme is offered
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

Programme details:

NQF Level 5 | Applied Sciences | Higher Certificate | Degree: Higher Certificate in Bioscience | Saqa Id: 120666
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.

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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
From R67 400 per year (based on full settlement payment option) - excluding hardware/software requirements. Please consult the fee structure for additional information.

Eduvos offers flexible payment options

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



International students

International students are welcome to apply for this programme.

For international student requirements please kindly check International Students Admissions

Calling all students from Angola, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Colombia, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominica, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Qualification structure
This is an outline of the modules for this qualification per level.

Data for intake starting: 22 July 2024

    Higher Certificate in Bioscience
    Admission Fee (ADMIN3-B00) - Admission Fee
    Introduction to Biotechnology (SCBTA0-B44) - Core
    Introduction to Bioprocessing (SCBPA0-B44) - Core
    Bioethics and Communication (SCBCA0-B11) - Fundamental
    Laboratory SHEQ (SCSQA0-B11) - Fundamental
    Mathematics for Science (SCMAA0-B11) - Fundamental
    Project Planning (SCPLA0-B22) - Fundamental
    Biostatistics (SCBSA0-B22) - Fundamental
    Professional Skills Development (SCPSA0-B22) - Fundamental
    Laboratory Techniques in Experimental Biosciences (SCLTA0-B33) - Fundamental
    Chemistry (SCCHA0-B33) - Fundamental
    Principles of Cell Biology (SCCBA0-B44) - Fundamental