NPA Applied Sciences SCQF level 5

NPA Applied Sciences SCQF level 5

This National Progression Award (NPA) provides an overview of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) sector.

It develops knowledge and understanding of biology, chemistry and physics. It will also develop science practical skills.

The NPA provides bite-sized chunks of learning that are straightforward for centres to adopt and for learners to study.

This qualification is available through schools, colleges and training providers.

NPAs can be taught as a full-time course over one year or as a part-time course over two years.

Internal Assessment Guidance 2020-21

Why study this qualification

The NPA in Applied Sciences is designed for a wide range of learners, including:

  • learners who are at school or who have just left school
  • mature candidates who have been out of education for a long period of time
  • individuals who are currently in employment and wish to obtain a formal qualification
  • those who are looking to access HN programmes
  • learners who want to study at a pace and style that they determine
  • individuals who are seeking national recognition of their achievements

You will develop knowledge and understanding of biology, chemistry and physics. You will also develop science practical skills to enable progression.

Access

Entry is at the discretion of the school, college or training provider.

Employment and progression

You could use this level 5 award to progress to the following qualifications:

  • NC in Applied Sciences at SCQF level 5
  • NPA in Laboratory Science at SCQF level 6
  • NPA in Scientific Technologies at SCQF level 6
  • Foundation Apprenticeship in Scientific Technologies at SCQF level 6

Qualification structure

Group award code: GR2P 45 (24 SCQF credit points)

SCQF level: 5

This National Progression Award consists of four mandatory units (24 SCQF credit points).

See the group award specification for the full list of mandatory units.

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Practical Science (GG37 45)

This group award has been replaced.

It entered its lapsing period on: 31/07/2020

It finishes on: 31/07/2023

The NPA Practical Science at SCQF level 5 consists of five mandatory Units (24 SCQF credit points).

For further information on the structure and Units for this qualification please refer to the Group Award Specification (582 KB).

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Qualification structure

Group award code: GR2P 45 (24 SCQF credit points)

SCQF level: 5

This National Progression Award consists of four mandatory units (24 SCQF credit points).

See the group award specification for the full list of mandatory units.

Unit search

Practical Science (GG37 45)

This group award has been replaced.

It entered its lapsing period on: 31/07/2020

It finishes on: 31/07/2023

The NPA Practical Science at SCQF level 5 consists of five mandatory Units (24 SCQF credit points).

For further information on the structure and Units for this qualification please refer to the Group Award Specification (582 KB).

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How to assess

Assessment will be a combination of practical and knowledge assessments under closed- and open-book assessment conditions. See the assessment and evidence requirements for each unit.

Assessment support packs are available for this qualification.

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