Life Sciences Pathway

Leading to employment within the Biochemist, Environmental Scientist & Microbiologist industries.

Discover our courses

There are three routes you can take on the Life Sciences Career Pathway to help you reach your dream career, you can choose to follow the A-Level, the Vocational Route or the T-Level route.

Please note, some of our courses aren't available at all of our Campuses.


Mandatory A-Level Subjects

You should choose at least one of the following mandatory subjects.

Optional A-Level Subjects

In addition to the above, please choose the remaining complementary subjects you'd like to study below.


You should choose one of the following:


You should choose one of the following:

Additional Qualifications

If you choose to study the A-Level or Vocational route you can also study the below qualifications across two years:

Adult & Higher Education Related Courses

Looking to change or further your career? Our Adult & HE courses will help you achieve your dream.


By taking this career pathway you will develop a number of skills that are required. These include:

Technical Skills

Green/Sustainable understanding

Transferable Skills

Data analysis

IT skills



Problem solving

Health and safety

Progress to a career in the Life Sciences Sector 

Biochemist Biotechnologist Computational Scientist Microbiologist
Biomedical Scientist Clinical Research Associate Environmental Scientist Researcher Bioinformation