Course Title Laboratory Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship
Level: 3
Code M35

Overview of the Course

The Laboratory and Science Technician Apprenticeships are for people currently working or seeking to gain employment as a technician in the science industries.  The Apprenticeship is designed to develop the necessary skills that will lead a technician to advance their careers from junior to more senior technician roles.

Laboratory and science technicians cover a broad range of roles from those who support scientists and engineers in research and development to those who provide quality assurance or analytical science services. They can also be found in schools, colleges and universities supporting teachers of science and technical learning. Some of the biggest global business organisations are to be found in the science industries


Key Units/Learning Aims

  • Working in the science Industry
  • Using Mathematical Tools in Science
  • Fundamentals of Science
  • Scientific Practical Techniques
  • Practical Chemical Analysis
  • Perceptions of Science
  • Scientific Investigations
  • Using Statistical Tools for Science
  • Microbiological techniques
  • Diseases and Infection
  • Biochemistry

What are the entry requirements?

Relevant qualifications and/or an initial assessment and diagnostic testing on maths and English will take place prior to commencement. Specific entry requirements may be applicable based on employer requirements


Apprenticeship Standard Level 4

Course Duration

18-24 months

Apprentice Benefits

  • Earn while you learn
  • Learning skills that employers want
  • Excellent progression route
  • Increase career opportunities and earning potential
  • Improve your confidence

Functional Skills

Functional Skills are a vital part of the apprenticeship. They provide the essential knowledge, skills and understanding needed to operate confidently, effectively and independently. Functional Skills are available at Level 1 and Level 2 and the level the apprentice will work towards will depend on the previous qualifications achieved, the results of an assessment prior to the apprenticeship and the requirements of the apprenticeship they are completing


Development of the job role competencies and skills and behaviours can be delivered exclusively by Bury College, co-delivered with a workplace mentor who will work alongside the Learning and Skills Coach to support and log the apprentice's progress. The dedicated, qualified Learning and Skills Coach will support the teaching and learning of the apprentice. • Observations • Distance Learning • Professional discussions • Question and answer sessions • Reviews

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