Laboratory Technician - Advanced Apprenticeship
Faculty of Professional and Adult Learning
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Professional and Adult Learning Level 3 Maths and Science Centre 18 Months

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

A Laboratory Technician Apprentice will provide routine, one-off testing and technical support in a scientific laboratory environment. You will be expected to work both individually and as part of a laboratory team, taking responsibility for the quality and accuracy of the work that is undertaken.

What topics will I study?

Topics will include: 

  • Learn to work safely in a laboratory, maintaining excellent housekeeping while following appropriate safety, environment and risk management systems
  • Prepare for laboratory tasks using the appropriate scientific techniques, procedures and methods
  • Perform laboratory tasks following specified methodologies, such as Standard Operating Procedures
  • Understand and apply statistical techniques for data presentation
  • Learn to analyse, interpret and evaluate data and identify results
  • Develop and apply theoretical knowledge of relevant science and technology required for the sector and job role

What experiences will I get?

You will benefit from links with companies across Devon and gain invaluable skills within industry.

What are the entry requirements?

Maths and English GCSE, grade C/4 (or equivalent). If you do not have these qualifications our team will support you to gain these skills alongside your apprenticeship.

What facilities are there?

  • Our modern, high-tech science labs provide all you need to develop your skills within a laboratory or testing environment.
  • Our skilled science team will provide you with all the knowledge you may need to excel within your workplace and in your career.

What can the course lead on to?

 The apprenticeship can lead to full time employment in a variety of specialist laboratories; from Pharmaceuticals, Health, and Science, to  testing of employee samples for a private company and the military.

Are there any additional costs?

What support can I get?

You will have a dedicated Skills Officer who you can contact at any time. They will visit you in the workplace every 10 weeks to carry out a progress review with you and your employer.

What will this training cost me?

This can vary depending on the age of the Apprentice and the size of an organisation. There will be no cost to the Apprentice.

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