Higher Apprentice Laboratory Scientist

Summary

As a Higher Apprentice laboratory Scientist, you will be using and developing advanced scientific skills within an industrial setting. There are several specific pathways you can take within this apprenticeship: Chemical Science, Life Sciences, Research & Development or Analytical. The Apprenticeship is developed in conjunction within Cogent, the sector skills council for life and chemical science within the UK. To apply for this apprenticeship you must already be working within a science or laboratory environment or have an employer that is willing to support you as a laboratory scientist.

What are the entry requirements?

Higher Level 5: A minimum of five GCSEs at grades A – C to include Science, Maths and English and a Level 3 qualification in a Science related subject, e.g. BTEC Applied Science or A Level Chemistry / Biology. You also must be employed within a science industry or have a science based employer that is willing to recruit you as an apprentice.

What subjects will I study?

You will complete an HND in Applied Science (either Biological Science for Industry or Chemical Science for Industry)

How will I learn?

An Apprenticeship Framework is made up of practical work based training (with your employer) to support the theory and knowledge of your vocational area. You will also attend college for at least one day a week to explore the theoretical elements of the course. This part of the apprenticeship delivered through practical work and in-class assignments and activities.

What opportunities will this lead to?

At the end of the course, as well as gaining a higher level qualification you will also gain professional recognition (RSci, awarded by the Royal Society of Chemistry). You would also have possibility of continuing your study to gain a full degree.

How will I be assessed?

The competency element will be assessed through observation, professional discussion and the construction of a portfolio of evidence. The knowledge element will be assessed through observation and written assignments. There are no exams within this qualification.

How long is the course?

At the end of the course, as well as gaining a higher level qualification you will also gain professional recognition (RSci, awarded by the Royal Society of Chemistry). You would also have possibility of continuing your study to gain a full degree.

Are there any additional costs?

You will need to provide a lab coat and glasses. Fees will be applicable.

Can I get more information?

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