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Laboratory Scientist - level 6

Carrying out scientific tests, research and investigations.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard

Level

6 (equivalent to bachelor's degree)

Typical length
60 months
Current funding band
Up to £27,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer. Candidates generally need at least level 3 (equivalent to A levels) maths and science or have relevant work experience in a similar field.

What apprentices will learn
  • evaluate complex scientific data
  • how to carry out tests and analyse results
  • developing technical standard operating procedures
  • use scientific methods to solve problems
  • effective communication skills
Qualifications
  • apprentices will achieve a science degree relevant to their role. For example, chemistry, genetics or microbiology.
  • apprentices must have achieved level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C) before taking their end-point assessment
Professional registration

Apprentices with suitable experience will be eligible for Registered Scientist (RSci) status with the Science Council.

How apprentices are assessed

A government-approved organisation must assess apprentices towards the end of their apprenticeship.

This end-point assessment ensures apprentices achieve the skills, training and any qualifications necessary to complete their apprenticeship.

You can download the assessment plan from the Institute for Apprenticeships. There are no end-point assessment organisations for this apprenticeship yet. Please email apprentice.assessment@education.gov.uk if you urgently need an end-point assessment organisation.

More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.

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