Course: FdSc Practical Life Sciences (Higher Apprenticeship)

Study Level

Level 5


Lowestoft Campus


2 Years



The FdSc in Practical Life Sciences is a programme that will support you to develop an understanding of the essential practical and theoretical elements, within many areas of biological science, which are needed within industry.

The course offers opportunities to study a range of practical and theoretical topics related to biomedical and bioscience topics. This qualification provides an essential broad base to the theoretical knowledge and practical experience needed for the laboratory science industry. It offers an opportunity for you to follow a career into many areas of industrial science where key practical skills development and understanding are necessary.

The course targets progression into an industrial science career and supports those already employed in a biological scientist role seeking further training and development. Biological scientists can be employed in a variety of types of technical work, such as veterinary and biomedical diagnostics, nutrition, laboratory analysis, research and development and environmental impact analysis.

Modules you may study include:

  • Cell Biology
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Fundamentals of Biochemistry
  • Physiology
  • Presenting the Analysis of Scientific Data and Bioinformatics
  • Laboratory Techniques and Laboratory Management for Applied Biology

You can apply for this course on the University of Suffolk website to study at the East Coast College Lowestoft campus. Click ‘More Information’ to be taken to the full course and application page.


80 UCAS tariff points.

Five GCSEs at grade 4 (or equivalent) including English, maths and a science subject together with a relevant Level 3 qualification.

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