An Advanced Apprenticeship in Laboratory Skills


An Advanced level 3 Apprenticeship in Laboratory Skills is designed to support people working within the Science based industries gain the skills and knowledge required within this cutting edge industry. This apprenticeship is delivered in partnership with Cogent, the Sector Skills Council for the Science industry. We are currently working with companies such as GSK and Wax Lyrical to develop tailored training to support progression and training within the science industry. To apply for this programme, please contact the college directly.

What are the entry requirements?

Advanced Level 3: A minimum of five GCSEs at grades A ? C to include Science, Maths and English. You 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?

The knowledge element of the course is gained through the completion of a qualification within the BTEC Applied Science suite. Units are often customised to meet employer requirements, but they typically include: scientific lab skills; analytical chemistry; periodicity; health and safety; organic and inorganic chemistry, maths and working within the science industry. The competency element of the course explores skills specific to your employer and the apprenticeship pathway chosen (Analytical and Process, Industrial or Education Science).

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.

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.

What opportunities will this lead to?

The apprenticeship may lead onto a higher apprenticeship which would allow you to gain a degree level qualification. Alternatively it would allow you to develop your own professional career through promotion and the development of additional responsibility.

How long is the course?

They usually take between two and three years.

Are there any additional costs?

You will need to provide your own lab coat and safety glasses.

Can I get more information?

For more information please contact us:
T: 01229 825017

Simply submit your enquiry to us & we will email or call you back

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