In collaboration with IBioIC, three further education colleges in Scotland are set to deliver the HND in Industrial Biotechnology.

The course is available to study on a full-time or part-time basis meaning no matter what stage you are at in your career, there’s a study option to fit around your life commitments.

The HND Industrial Biotechnology at SCQF level 8 is intended for those wishing to find employment in the industrial biotechnology industry or to progress to further (degree level) study. It is a wide-ranging course that develops relevant knowledge and skills in the theoretical and practical aspects of industrial biotechnology, and learners will be exposed to each of the main branches of industrial biotechnology: chemistry, biology and process engineering.  

As well as classroom and lab based learning, students will have the opportunity to visit key biotechnology industries in the local region, receive guest lectures from experts in the sector and have the opportunity to apply to participate in IBioIC's Annual Conference as part of the industry-readiness programme “Retain and Inspire”.

The HND will prepare students for employment in careers such as Science Laboratory Technician; Research Scientist; Process Operator and Production Scientist.

Alternatively, students may wish to progress to University entering into 2nd or 3rd year at relevant University degree courses throughout the country.

For full details on course content and entry requirements, please visit the college websites:

Glasgow Clyde College
Forth Valley College



  • Retain and Inspire

    Employers engage with students to identify their next generation workforce.

  • Out and About with the HND

    One of the benefits of undertaking IBioIC’s HND in Industrial Biotechnology is the real-world experience, and it doesn’t get much more real-world than getting up close and personal to some industrial scale fermenters!

  • HND Course Tour of Ingenza and FlexBio facilities

    On 21st December, the skills team took our HND students on a tour of the labs at Ingenza and Flexbio.