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Laboratory and Science Technicians (Industrial) Advanced Level Apprenticeship at Wirral Metropolitan College

Course description

The specific nature of each Laboratory and Science Technician role will vary according to the needs of the employer and is designed for Laboratory and Science Technicians who design and carry out sample testing or maintain, calibrate and verify equipment.

Course content

The Apprentice framework includes the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Laboratory and Associated Technical Activities
  • Level 3 Diploma in Applied Science
  • Level 2 Functional Skill English
  • Level 2 Functional Skills Maths
  • Level 2 Functional Skill in ICT

Mandatory Units

  • Carry out scientific or technical testing operations
  • Access and communicate scientific or technical information to authorized personnel
  • Provide technical advice and guidance for scientific or technical activities

Entry requirements

Candidates must be able to demonstrate competence in a science related subjectIt is advantageous to have 5 GCSE's at grade C or above including, Maths, English and Science.

Apprentices must be in paid employment of at least 30 hours per week. Apprenticeships where the Apprentice is working and studying for less than 30 hours per week are by exception only.

In any circumstances the Apprentice must not work for less than 16 hours per week.

It is advantageous to have 5 GCSE's at grade C or above including, Maths, English and Science.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course.

Future opportunities

Progression to a Level 4 HNC Diploma in Applied Chemistry or Biology

Further information

Apprenticeships are designed for individuals who are in paid employment within the sector and would like to achieve qualifications which recognise the skills they gain in the workplace.

If you have already found a job you may be able to convert it into an Apprenticeship. Speak to your employer and discuss the opportunity of you becoming an Apprentice.

There is plenty of help and support for you and your employer and they may be eligible for a grant.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wirral Metropolitan College directly.

Last updated date: 24 May 2016
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