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National 5 Laboratory Science (Skills for Work)


The course provides a broad experiential introduction to laboratory science. Students will explore a variety of industries and services, and develop the basic practical skills and knowledge needed for working in a laboratory. The course emphasises the employability skills and attitudes valued by employers which will help to prepare students for the workplace.

This course is designed for: S4 and S5 students who have studied any science course in S3 and particularly enjoy carrying out practical work; S5 students who have completed a National 4 or 5 course award in any science; as well as students in S6 who would like to develop their practical skills further whilst studying one or more sciences at Higher or Advanced Higher level. It is essential that students have a high rate of attendance whilst pursuing this course due to the ongoing nature of its assessment.