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Biochemistry

Overview

About the Level 3 Biochemistry Certificate

Biochemistry is the study of chemical processes within living matter. Biochemists are responsible for discovering how these chemical processes work and how all living things function, and then figuring out ways to sustain or improve them. This work is extremely important to the lives of humans, plants, animals and the environment as a whole.

This distance learning biochemistry course has been designed to work as an introduction to certain aspects of biochemistry. Rather than focusing of the science heavy areas, this seven-module long qualification focuses on the practices involved. Students will study modules in topics such as cellular machine tools, importing materials and quality control.

Who should study this course?

This course is aimed at individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in or learning the principles of biochemistry. Those who want to become a biochemist will first need to obtain a biochemistry degree. However, this course is a great way to find out what’s involved in this career and build basic understanding.

This home learning course has been specifically designed for those with little to no understanding of biochemistry. This means that students won’t need any prior qualifications or experience before they enrol with us. All we ask is that students have the motivation to engage in home study.

What happens after the course?

On successful completion of this course, students will gain an ABC accredited qualification in biochemistry. They will also be awarded a certificate from learndirect. This qualification works as a great starter point for further study in biochemistry.

If students aim to become biochemists or work in other related science roles, they should first work towards a degree in biochemistry. Courses like our Access to HE Diploma in Science can help students get the grades they need for you uni. Graduate careers related to this course include:

  • Biochemist
  • Biomedical scientist
  • Chemist

For more information about this course, give us a call on this number: 01202 006 464

Modules

1: The Cell as a Small Business

  • Fit for its purpose
  • Design and manufacture

2: Cellular Machine Tools

  • Blueprints from the nucleus
  • The ribosomes – workstations for protein manufacture
  • Assembling the raw materials
  • Problems in protein manufacture

3: The Cellular Machinery

  • The nature of proteins
  • Enzymes
  • Faulty machinery

4: Importing Raw Materials

  • Food as raw materials
  • Taking apart and rebuilding
  • The route to the factory
  • The factory gates

5: The Power Supply

  • The need for energy
  • The fuel supply
  • Mitochondria – cellular ‘power stations’

6: Packaging and Transport

  • A second look at protein manufacture
  • Packaging and sorting proteins
  • Exporting proteins

7: Quality Control

  • Keeping control of a small business
  • Methods of controlling cellular activity
  • Hormones as external controllers
    Integrating all the cell’s activities

For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here 

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Assessment

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

What is NCFE

NCFE is the UK's longest established awarding body, recognised as a highly professional and responsive organisation, committed to maintaining excellent customer service and a friendly approach.

NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE. The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE Award certificate of achievement.

For more information on this award, click here

About the Level 3 Biochemistry Certificate

Biochemistry is the study of chemical processes within living matter. Biochemists are responsible for discovering how these chemical processes work and how all living things function, and then figuring out ways to sustain or improve them. This work is extremely important to the lives of humans, plants, animals and the environment as a whole.

This distance learning biochemistry course has been designed to work as an introduction to certain aspects of biochemistry. Rather than focusing of the science heavy areas, this seven-module long qualification focuses on the practices involved. Students will study modules in topics such as cellular machine tools, importing materials and quality control.

Who should study this course?

This course is aimed at individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in or learning the principles of biochemistry. Those who want to become a biochemist will first need to obtain a biochemistry degree. However, this course is a great way to find out what’s involved in this career and build basic understanding.

This home learning course has been specifically designed for those with little to no understanding of biochemistry. This means that students won’t need any prior qualifications or experience before they enrol with us. All we ask is that students have the motivation to engage in home study.

What happens after the course?

On successful completion of this course, students will gain an ABC accredited qualification in biochemistry. They will also be awarded a certificate from learndirect. This qualification works as a great starter point for further study in biochemistry.

If students aim to become biochemists or work in other related science roles, they should first work towards a degree in biochemistry. Courses like our Access to HE Diploma in Science can help students get the grades they need for you uni. Graduate careers related to this course include:

  • Biochemist
  • Biomedical scientist
  • Chemist

For more information about this course, give us a call on this number: 01202 006 464

Modules

1: The Cell as a Small Business

  • Fit for its purpose
  • Design and manufacture

2: Cellular Machine Tools

  • Blueprints from the nucleus
  • The ribosomes – workstations for protein manufacture
  • Assembling the raw materials
  • Problems in protein manufacture

3: The Cellular Machinery

  • The nature of proteins
  • Enzymes
  • Faulty machinery

4: Importing Raw Materials

  • Food as raw materials
  • Taking apart and rebuilding
  • The route to the factory
  • The factory gates

5: The Power Supply

  • The need for energy
  • The fuel supply
  • Mitochondria – cellular ‘power stations’

6: Packaging and Transport

  • A second look at protein manufacture
  • Packaging and sorting proteins
  • Exporting proteins

7: Quality Control

  • Keeping control of a small business
  • Methods of controlling cellular activity
  • Hormones as external controllers
    Integrating all the cell’s activities

For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here 

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Assessment

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

What is NCFE

NCFE is the UK's longest established awarding body, recognised as a highly professional and responsive organisation, committed to maintaining excellent customer service and a friendly approach.

NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE. The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE Award certificate of achievement.

For more information on this award, click here

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