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Laboratory and Science Technicians: Industrial Science

This information is taken from an apprenticeship framework. It sets out what qualifications the apprentice can achieve.

Warning This apprenticeship is closed to new starters from 1 October 2017

Summary of this apprenticeship framework

Level
2 (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
Typical length
18 months
Current funding band
Up to £4,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements
Your chosen training provider can advise you about entry requirements for apprentices.
Suitable roles for apprentices
  • Laboratory (Maintenance)
  • Laboratory Analysis Technician
  • Laboratory Technician (Health Physics)
  • Laboratory Technician (Process)
  • Laboratory Technician (Metrology)
  • Laboratory Technician (Standards)
  • Laboratory Test Technician (Quality)
Your chosen training provider can advise you about the kinds of skills apprentices will learn.
Qualifications

Apprentices will achieve a practical (or 'competence') qualification:

  • NVQ Certificate in Laboratory and Associated Technical Activities
  • NVQ Diploma in Laboratory and Associated Technical Activities

Apprentices will also achieve a theory-based (or 'knowledge') qualification:

  • BTEC Diploma in Applied Science
  • Certificate in Laboratory Technical Skills
  • Extended Certificate in Engineering (Specialist: Applied Science)

Your chosen training provider can advise you about the qualifications open to apprentices as they can change depending on individual and other circumstances.

Professional registration
None specified.