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Laboratory Technician - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)


Apprenticeship outline

You’ll be working as an apprentice laboratory/science technician, carrying out lab testing and providing technical support to scientists/technicians. You could also work at a school or college.

You will be employed in a science laboratory either in industry or within a school or college. Whilst in work you will develop the essential practical skills needed for the role. You will come into College one day per week on day release to study the essential knowledge and skills needed in this area of work.

As well as a range of mandatory units, you’ll also select optional units to complement your studies and that are suited to your role.

How to apply for this apprenticeship

You can register your interest in an Apprenticeship by emailing your CV to

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Study location Maid Marian Way Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, NG1 6AB

Day Release

Start date

You can start this Apprenticeship at any time of the year.


Laboratory and Science Technicians - Analytical and Process Science - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)


24 months

Level Level 3
Entry requirements
  • You will need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in a relevant job but we can assist you in finding a placement.
  • You will also need 5 GCSEs at grades A* to C/9 to 4 or equivalent including English Language, Maths and Science. Some employers may require additional qualifications depending on the role.

Adults who are aged 19+ with appropriate industry experience but without the necessary qualifications are welcome to apply.

All applicants will be required to undertake an assessment in English and maths prior to enrolling.


Continuous assessment in your workplace including your behavioural standards. Assessment includes BTEC assignments throughout the course.

  • HNC/HND in either Applied Chemistry or Applied Biology
  • Science Technician Higher Apprenticeship
  • Employment within the industry

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