Nescot College has a long history of innovation in training for science professionals. The department began by providing generic clinical physiology courses for medical and laboratory support staff. As the biomedical sector has expanded beyond all recognition, our courses have been uniquely positioned to provide the increasingly specialised training required by this most dynamic of global industries.
Our courses range from access science qualifications, to prepare learners with a non scientific background for a BSc, to specialised clinical MSc Courses and targeted training for medical and laboratory professionals.
In addition to our extensive teaching experience, we have industry backgrounds ranging from hospital and clinical to theoretical and laboratory, wedded to expertise from around the world in areas like biochemistry, pharmacology and pathology.
We have a very real understanding of the field you are preparing to enter and the direction you would like your career to take. Whether you are an experienced science professional, wanting to take your career to the next level, or longing to take your first steps in this exciting field, we have the courses and the experience to offer you the best opportunities for success.
One of the main strengths of this department is our experience in helping our learners to fit studying into busy lives. Our courses are run at times which take into account the realities of work and family and we keep our class sizes substantially smaller than other providers, at an average of 16, to give you high levels of support from your tutors.
Working with other departments and organisations
As an established provider within a campus college we enjoy easy access to experts within the science establishment. We are able to run a regular programme of visiting lecturers and work closely with sector leaders to keep our training fresh and relevant to the fast pace of change in international innovation. In addition to our partnerships with British hospitals and research laboratories, our students enjoy lectures from the highest authorities in fields like haematology and visits to companies like Novartis.
Our success as a department stems from:
- our constant evaluation of the quality of our courses
- the relevance of the content and our delivery
- our teaching skills and professional experience
- the level of individual support we offer
- our excellent relationships within the sector.
Previous students have totally transformed their lives, from working in betting shops, sports centres and the post office, they have gone on to become hospital doctors, perfusionists and phlebotomists as well as researchers.
Students at Nescot are among the most satisfied in the country.
The National Student Survey found 95% of those questioned were satisfied with their course, compared to 85% nationally.
This means Higher Education students at Nescot are the most satisfied in Surrey, and compares to 92% at the University of Cambridge, 91% at the University of Oxford, and 90% at the University of Durham.
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