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Could you be responsible for the next big scientific breakthrough?

NHC’s Science department is located in the heart of the 3rd largest cluster of cell and gene therapy businesses in the world. We’re situated in the ‘Innovation Corridor’, linking industry from London to Cambridge, and our partnerships with employers such as GSK, Catapult, and Airbus mean you’ll be able to apply your skills to real workplaces for a full experience.

Our students have gone on to work on the frontline of many careers in science around the UK and abroad. Whether you want to help solve crimes as a forensic scientist or develop the next important vaccine as a biochemist, NHC will give you the foundation in science you need to kickstart your career.

Who do you want to be?

Discover your future with our range of Science courses

New for 2023: T Level in Science

Our new T Level qualifications were designed in partnership with employers to feature the industry-standard skills, knowledge, and experience you need for a successful career. The qualification combines classroom theory, practical learning, and an industry placement so that you complete your course feeling confident about your future.

More information about our T Level in Science can be found in our downloadable guide.

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Career Pathway

The skills, knowledge, and experiences you’ll develop through studying a Science course with North Hertfordshire College will open doors to a broad variety of job opportunities within the sector.

Your career options include, but are not limited to:

  • Biochemist
  • Chemist
  • Pharmacist
  • Nurse
  • Paramedic/EMT
  • Therapist
  • Research Scientist
  • Counselling

View our Career Map

Bringing the industry into the classroom with SITEC

Our Stevenage Innovation & Technology Centre is designed to maximise NHC’s position in the Golden Triangle of Research & Development by bringing industry names together with local people.

The new equipment and facilities, including industry-standard labs and clean rooms, mean that you can build the skills, knowledge, and experience to launch an amazing career with the STEM employers on your doorstep.

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Work experience

If you’re looking to break into the STEM sector, North Hertfordshire College’s Science courses are the perfect choice for you. Our courses include plenty of opportunities for you to experiment with new skills and career opportunities, helping you evaluate which job is right for you.

By completing work experience placements and taster days with a variety of science organisations, ranging from local universities to global research institutions like GlaxoSmithKline, you’ll explore more ways you can apply your scientific knowledge and research skills to the sector. Whether you’re planning on applying for university, joining an apprenticeship, or going straight into work in the sector after your studies with NHC, we’ll help you build the experiences you need for success.

Looking for courses for adult learners?

North Hertfordshire College is proud to offer a range of professional and leisure courses to adults in the local community.

Whether you’re looking to change career, improve your skills, or pick up a new hobby and make new friends, NHC has a course for you.

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