Pathways to Animal Biology and Science

New College Lanarkshire


Coatbridge Campus


This introductory course offers students the opportunity to study a range of Science subjects and introduce you to environmental, nutrition and health topics. You will have the opportunity to obtain the full National 4 Biology award as well as building upon fundamental skills for use in future years.

Units include:

Communications; Numeracy and IT; Chemistry; N4 Biology (Cell/Multicellular); Cause and Prevention of Diseases; Animal Breed I.D.; Physiology of Mammals; Environmental Science.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements.

You should be able to demonstrate an interest in Science and/ or work experience with animals or people. Participation at an information session and interview is part of the selection criteria. A full and detailed personal statement must be completed when applying. Your personal statement MUST give an indication of the type of career you are interested in.

Progression Routes

NQ Animal Biology and Conservation or HNC Bioscience (Applied Animal Science)

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

36 weeks


Animal Care

SCQF Level


Career Sectors


Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services


Work with Animals