NPA Science and Technology SCQF level 4

NPA Science and Technology SCQF level 4

This National Progression Award (NPA) provides an overview of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) sector with a focus on applications in everyday life.

It develops knowledge and understanding of chemistry, physics and biotechnological industries. It will also develop science practical and investigation 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.

Why study this qualification

The NPA in Science and Technology 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 chemistry, physics and biotechnological industries. You will also develop science practical and investigation skills to enable progression.

Access

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

Employment and progression

You could use this level 4 award to progress to the following qualifications:

  • National 5 science qualifications
  • NPA in Applied Sciences at SCQF level 5
  • Skills for Work: Laboratory Science at SCQF level 5

Qualification structure

Group award code: GR2T 44 (24 SCQF credit points)

SCQF level: 4

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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Science and Technology (GG39 44)

This group award has been replaced.

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

It finishes on: 31/07/2023

The NPA in Science and Technology at SCQF level 4 consists of 3 mandatory Units (18 SCQF credit points) and depending on the Unit selection, 1 or 2 optional Units (6 SCQF credit points).

For further information on the structure and Units for this qualification please refer to the Group Award Specification

Unit search

Qualification structure

Group award code: GR2T 44 (24 SCQF credit points)

SCQF level: 4

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

Science and Technology (GG39 44)

This group award has been replaced.

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

It finishes on: 31/07/2023

The NPA in Science and Technology at SCQF level 4 consists of 3 mandatory Units (18 SCQF credit points) and depending on the Unit selection, 1 or 2 optional Units (6 SCQF credit points).

For further information on the structure and Units for this qualification please refer to the Group Award Specification

Unit search

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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