About the Level 3 Biochemistry Certificate
Biochemistry is the study of chemical processes within living matter. Biochemists are responsible for discovering how these chemical processes work and how all living things function, and then figuring out ways to sustain or improve them. This work is extremely important to the lives of humans, plants, animals and the environment as a whole.
This distance learning biochemistry course has been designed to work as an introduction to certain aspects of biochemistry. Rather than focusing of the science heavy areas, this seven-module long qualification focuses on the practices involved. Students will study modules in topics such as cellular machine tools, importing materials and quality control.
Who should study this course?
This course is aimed at individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in or learning the principles of biochemistry. Those who want to become a biochemist will first need to obtain a biochemistry degree. However, this course is a great way to find out what’s involved in this career and build basic understanding.
This home learning course has been specifically designed for those with little to no understanding of biochemistry. This means that students won’t need any prior qualifications or experience before they enrol with us. All we ask is that students have the motivation to engage in home study.
What happens after the course?
On successful completion of this course, students will gain an ABC accredited qualification in biochemistry. They will also be awarded a certificate from Stonebridge College. This qualification works as a great starter point for further study in biochemistry.
If students aim to become biochemists or work in other related science roles, they should first work towards a degree in biochemistry. Courses like our Access to HE Diploma in Science can help students get the grades they need for you uni. Graduate careers related to this course include:
- Biomedical scientist
For more information about this course, give us a call on this number: 0121 392 8288
Biochemistry Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.
1: The Cell as a Small Business
- Fit for its purpose
- Design and manufacture
2: Cellular Machine Tools
- Blueprints from the nucleus
- The ribosomes – workstations for protein manufacture
- Assembling the raw materials
- Problems in protein manufacture
3: The Cellular Machinery
- The nature of proteins
- Faulty machinery
4: Importing Raw Materials
- Food as raw materials
- Taking apart and rebuilding
- The route to the factory
- The factory gates
5: The Power Supply
- The need for energy
- The fuel supply
- Mitochondria – cellular ‘power stations’
6: Packaging and Transport
- A second look at protein manufacture
- Packaging and sorting proteins
- Exporting proteins
7: Quality Control
- Keeping control of a small business
- Methods of controlling cellular activity
- Hormones as external controllers
Integrating all the cell’s activities
For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here
- All study materials
- Study Guide
- Full Tutor and Admin support
- The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).