Laboratory Operations Apprenticeships

About Laboratory Operations

There are many laboratory-based companies, where you can start a career in the science industry and you don’t always need academic qualifications to start with!

Pharmaceutical research companies, where they develop and test new medicine; Schools, where you would prepare experiments for students; The NHS, have roles including sample testing and research. There are many other companies like, food and chemical industries. Daily tasks in the laboratory may include: making assays, testing compounds and learning how to use scientific equipment.

In some cases individuals can work towards professional recognition as a science technician, with the society of Biology, who are governed by the science council.

How do you get into the Industry?

You may not need to have academic qualifications to start a career as a laboratory science technician; however some employers may prefer you have a good standard of general education such as Maths and Science.

Becoming a laboratory science technician apprentice is a great way to gain the theory and skills needed for a career in the science industry.

In order to start a Laboratory Operations Apprenticeship at either Level 2 or 3, you need to have a job or a placement in the industry as it is a work-based qualification.

Further Progression

You will then be in a position to progress up the career ladder to more senior jobs such as a supervisor, manager or develop your technical skills to become a specialist in Non Destructive Testing, Quality Management, Engineering Design or Structural Engineering.

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Entry Requirements

In order to start a Laboratory Operations Apprenticeship at Level 2, you will require GCSEs in English and Maths.

To begin a Laboratory Operations Apprenticeship at Level 3 you will need GCSE’s at grade A*-C (or equivalent) or A Level qualifications.

Individual employers may look for specific qualifications, these are stated on each Apprenticeship Vacancy, this may include A level qualifications.

Cost

This will be dependent on the size of the employer and if the employer is an apprenticeship levy payer. This can be discussed with Total People Ltd.  

Intermediate Apprenticeship - Level 2

What qualifications will I gain?

  • Btec Diploma in Applied Science/H.N.C. in Chemistry or Biology
  • NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Laboratory & Technical Activities (Q.C.F.)
  • Functional Skills Maths Level 1
  • Functional Skills English Level 1
  • Functional Skills IT Level 1
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities

Length of the course:

24 Months Approximately

Advanced Apprenticeship - Level 3

What qualifications will I gain?

  • Btec Diploma in Applied Science/H.N.C. in Chemistry or Biology
  • NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Laboratory and Technical Activities (Q.C.F.)
  • Functional Skills Maths Level 2
  • Functional Skills English Level 2
  • Functional Skills IT Level 2
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities

Length of the course:

24 Month Approximately

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