This apprenticeship standard has been developed with the help of employers such as Actavis, Aesica Pharmaceuticals, Astra Zeneca, BCM, Essar, Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies, GSK, Ineos, Lotte Chemical UK, Lucite, Medimmume, Pfizer, SABIC UK Petrochemicals, Sellafield, Sembcorp, Seralab, Synergy Outsourcing, Victrex, RSC, IChemE, SB.
There are a number of elements to each Apprenticeship, which is called a Standard. This Standard includes:
A knowledge-based qualification
Laboratory Technical Skills Level 3 Certificate
IOSH Working Safely Certificate (Optional)
On Programme Assessment
Portfolio of evidence
Behaviours evaluation log
Vocational competency evaluation log
Maths, English at Level 2
Synoptic assessment test
Vocational competence discussion
Scenario case study
Review of behaviours evaluation log
Laboratory Technician Education Science (General) - Working with teachers, lecturers and university staff to develop apparatus, equipment and resources for school / college / university research and experimentation.
Laboratory Technician Education Science (Maintenance) - Developing and advising maintenance requirements for apparatus, resources and equipment to be used for experimental research.
Laboratory Technician Industry - Working with companies in many areas ranging from Pharmaceuticals, through to Concrete and Water. Responsibilities may include performing environmental monitoring, testing products to ensure compliance with specifications or undertaking research and development.
You will need to have 5 GCSEs, including Maths and English, Grade 4/5 (C) or above.
Apprentices without Level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this level and have taken the test for Level 2 prior to taking
their end point assessment. We will need to ensure that you have the potential to achieve the different elements that make up the apprenticeship qualification and that you are working at the right level in your job. It will be a requirement to complete an initial assessment in Maths and English and this may lead to taking some additional diagnostic assessments and skill exams.
If you have a question about this or any other apprenticeship course, email email@example.com or call 01793 611470 and select option 5 for apprenticeships.