Lift off to a higher qualification in science

Lift off to a higher qualification in science

Trafford College’s celebrated science department is launching a new higher education course that will enable students to take their learning further on campus for the first time.

The Higher National Diploma in Science will offer existing and new students the chance to progress to higher education full-time, when it begins in September 2021.

Outstanding alumni from the science department already include award-winning Jake Addelman who gained distinctions in BTEC Applied Science last year and moved on to study a degree in chemistry at a prestigious Russell Group university.

Other trophy-holders include this year’s College Group Overall Apprentice of the Year, lab technician Harrison Barnett, who used his science skills to help tackle Covid by testing samples for Medicines Discovery Catapult at vaccine researcher AstraZeneca’s site in Alderley Edge.

Harrison’s studies have already been recognised as outstanding with a UK apprenticeship award from the Institute of Science and Technology, presented by Britain’s first cosmonaut Helen Sharman earlier in his training in 2019.

Head of Studies Rob McBride said: “This is an exciting, brand new pathway that will enhance students’ education and career prospects. We already have apprentices studying this course, but we are now offering the opportunity to study full time to students studying level three as well as other people who want to progress their scientific careers.”

By studying this new qualification at Trafford College, students will be able to study near, but go far, under the guidance of industry experts from within the department, of the likes of multiple-Microsoft accredited Michael Woods, who has been progressing students for the last 18 years, and Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Jodi Hooper.

To register your interest for HND science, contact our higher education department via