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Science at Preston College

Science is a vast area with hundreds of opportunities across different sectors. You can choose to specialise in a field or use your skills to work in commercial areas. Areas of employment include academia, research, food science, chemicals, criminal investigation, environmental science, geoscience and healthcare sciences.

You’ll need skills in problem solving, data analysis and presentation skills to collate the findings of your investigations into meaningful information.

At Preston College you’ll benefit from our iSTEM Centre, with dedicated science facilities and equipment. There are dual use classroom and laboratories so you can put theory into practice. We also house industry standard equipment, compromising of a PCR machine which amplifies DNA, ultraviolet visible spectrophotometers, digital melting point apparatus, infrared spectrophotometers, a telescope and forensic kits.

Below you’ll find a walkthrough of our iSTEM Science facilities, followed by a taster session on extracting DNA and unique insights into the industry, from local people in Science related careers.

NEW T-Level in Science (Laboratory Operations)! T-Levels are innovative new courses that combine technical learning, practical work and a minimum 45 day (315 hours) industry placement with a local employer to ensure you have relevant and real experience in the workplace.

This new qualification has been developed with employers within industry to ensure you learn the skills, behaviours and knowledge that will make you the most employable, now and in the future. For more information click here

For more information and to apply, please click here.

Adele Thornburn – NHS

Vicki Morris – Evans Vanodine

Sophie Webster – Dentist

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