Are you looking for an exciting career in science?

Do you want to become a science technician in industry or education? Or are you looking towards the medical professions as a doctor or medical researcher?

Perhaps you would like a career working with animals, such as a veterinary nurse, surgeon, or animal technician? Whatever your ambition, Highbury has the programme to get you started.

Our vocational qualifications take a practical, real-world approach to learning without sacrificing any of the essential theory you need to proceed to further study or work.

Depending on what programme you choose, you could learn about scientific principles, biological systems, forensic science applications, genetics, microbiology and physiology. All our programmes teach you how to collect and evaluate data, investigate facts and use deduction, as well as taking responsibility for your own learning. We will also teach you about job opportunities within the science industries.

You’ll develop your skills and knowledge working in our fully-equipped science laboratories and learn from highly qualified lecturers with many years of industrial experience.

We frequently have guest speakers and we organise many offsite visits. You can also take part in a range of cross-college and voluntary activities.


Just the job

Science qualifications open doors to a wide variety of jobs in many areas including medicine, research, forensic science and product development. You could work in a medical or quality control laboratory, public health, analytical laboratories, industry or as a science technician. Senior scientists can earn upwards of £50,000. Pharmacy technicians can earn between £19,000 and £28,000 a year. Starting salaries for a forensic scientist can be around £20,000 a year. Lab technicians may earn between £15,000 and £20,000 a year.