Biology (National 5)

Edinburgh College


Sighthill Campus, Community Outreach


This course is designed to teach you a deep understanding of subjects such as Cell Biology, Multicellular Organisms and Life on Earth. Biology is the study of living organisms and aims to find solutions for many of the world’s problems. Biology plays a crucial role in our everyday existence and due to advances in technologies this varied subject is now more exciting and relevant than ever.

The college's Science department offers you the opportunity to study in purpose-built laboratories. These will support the development of your general and specialist practical skills whilst enhancing your theoretical understanding of science. This course will help you progress towards a career in the science and biology industry or further study at a university level.

Entry Requirements

National 4 Biology or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 4. National 4 English is recommended but not essential. Interview with entry test for assessment.

Progression Routes

This course may provide progression to other qualifications in Biology or related areas as well as further study, employment and/or training

Start Date



National 5

Study Method

Part time (day)
Part time (evening)

Course Length

1 year



SCQF Level




Career Sectors


Chemistry and Materials Science

Food Science and Technology

Mathematics and Statistics


Science General