There are mandatory and optional units covered over the 3 year period in either the Chemical Science or Biological Science, depending on which pathway is chosen.
The core knowledge requirements will show the individual applying knowledge of:
- Scientific principles in laboratory-based experimentation and implementing new processes
- Demonstrating and explaining principles of laboratory techniques and scientific experimentation to contribute to the development of technical projects
- Project managing and understanding the internal and external regulatory environment pertinent to the sector
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You can start this course at any time.
Laboratory Scientist - Higher Apprenticeship (Level 5) (Standard)
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, which may include A-levels or existing relevant Level 3 qualifications or equivalent.
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.
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Each unit is continually assessed. You will present evidence of competence through practical assessments and the production of a personal portfolio. A behavioural log will be assessed by your employer and you will complete an End Point Assessment in the final 3 months of your study.
You will be an experienced laboratory scientist, which is a key role in industry and education.
The apprenticeship is recognised by the relevant professional bodies at Registered Scientist (RSci) level, for which there is a requirement that the scientist will participate in subsequent continuing professional development on completion of the apprenticeship.
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