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Technician Scientist

Working in a laboratory and using various scientific techniques

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


5 (equivalent to foundation degree)

Typical length
36 months
Current funding band
Up to £20,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements
  • candidates will have at least 5 A GCSE’s at grades A* to C including English, maths and science subject
  • hold a relevant qualification with the appropriate UCAS points for entry to level 5 HE programme.
What apprentices will learn
  • contribute to the development of new scientific processes and methodologies
  • analyse scientific data and present results of work
  • make recommendations to improve workflows and scientific solutions
  • safe working practices and quality standards in a laboratory environment
  • develop solutions to complex problems using appropriate techniques like root cause analysis
  • techniques for identifying and solving problems

Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:

  • have achieved level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
Professional registration

Apprentices will be recognised as registered scientist (RSci) level by 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 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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