HNC Chemical Process Technology

This course combines the theoretical aspects of chemistry and chemical engineering, with the principles and practices relevant to the modern chemical and process industries.

Course content includes:

  • Principles of Chemical Engineering
  • Process Chemistry
  • Laboratory Skills
  • Fundamental Chemistry
  • Physical/Organic/Inorganic Chemistry
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Distillation
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Project/Research work

  • Analytical or Industrial Laboratory Technician
  • Process Engineer
  • Chemical Engineer

  • HND Chemical Process Technology
  • Articulation onto a University Degree 
  • Industry

One of the following:

  • Two Highers at grade C or above, one of which must be Chemistry and four National 5 awards (or equivalent) which must include Maths and English
  • Successful completion of relevant access course or an appropriate group of National Qualification units
  • Applicants who do not meet these criteria, but have relevant experience or alternative qualifications, will be considered

Additional Requirements:

  • Please note that selection will be made via successful interview and group task.

Further advice for full-time applicants:

• Please ensure you have an online account before starting your application
• If you created your account prior to September 2016, you will need to register a new account
• Before starting the application process, please ensure you already hold or are working towards the relevant entry qualifications required for the course you are applying for
• Ensure you use your own personal email address when creating your online account
• Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email immediately
• If you do not receive an acknowledgement e-mail immediately, please check your SPAM/Junk folder
• Please include as much detail as possible in your personal statement such as; the reason you are applying, future career plans, previous employment, relevant experience, hobbies and interests
• Disclosing support needs in your application will not affect your chances of being offered a place on a course at Forth Valley College
• If your application is successful, you will be invited for interview. For January start courses interviews will be in Nov/Dec and interviews for August start courses will take place between February and May
• If your application is unsuccessful, you will be offered support in finding a suitable alternative course
• Applicants who provide a mobile phone number on their application form will be sent a text reminder prior to the day of interview
• If you are unable to attend an interview or wish to withdraw your application - please email


Falkirk Campus



Start date

19 August 2024

SCQF Level

Level 7