Laboratory & Science Technician Apprenticeship Intermediate at East Berkshire College
All Apprenticeships consist of a Framework of different elements. They must include qualifications that, when achieved, prove the Apprentices competence in carrying out work of the Level and type identified in the Framework.
Also included must be qualifications which demonstrate the technical knowledge of the job and industry, plus more wide ranging general skills required to operate successfully in the trade; these will include Maths, English and, if appropriate, ICT and Employer
Rights and Responsibilities.
The different elements can be combined in one qualification, or be covered in separate qualifications, but all elements must be achieved to obtain a full Apprentice Certificate.
The Competency qualification in this Apprenticeship is the Laboratory Science NVQ Diploma Level 2
The Technical Qualification is the Applied Science EDEXCEL BTEC Diploma Level 2
NVQ Diploma Mandatory Units:
- LSC2-001 Maintaining health and safety in a laboratory environment 5 Credits
- LSC2-002 Maintaining effective and efficient working relationships in the laboratory 5 Credits
- LSC2-003 Receiving, sorting, transporting and storing laboratory specimens/samples under supervision 9 Credits
- LSC2-004 Communicating laboratory information to authorised personnel under supervision 6 Credits
Optional Units: There are two pathways available dependent upon the needs of the learner and the employer:
The Clinical Analysis pathway requires the mandatory unit, LSC2-005 Accessing, registering and inputting patient data in a LIMS under supervision 6 Credits, with a further two optional units.
- The Compound Analysis pathway requires the mandatory unit, LSC3-015 Measuring, weighing and preparing compounds and solutions for laboratory use 16 Credits, with a further two optional units
Different apprenticeships have different entry requirements. However the most important requirements are that:
- You must be living in England.
- You must be aged 16 or over.
- You must not be in full time education.
For entry to the apprenticeship the learner will have gained an appropriate number of relevant level 2 qualifications (five GCSEs at grade D or higher), or be able to evidence equivalent qualifications or experience, and must have the necessary exposure
in the working environment to complete the qualification.
Learners will be assessed within the college as well as in the workplace to ensure all the competencies are met.
Regular review meetings will take place with the learner, assessor and employer to support achievement of the qualification
You may progress to a Level 3 advanced apprenticeship
Further professional qualifications and advancement. Relevant job roles for this apprenticeship include:
- Laboratory Technician
- Manufacturing Technician
- Clinical Technician
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact East Berkshire College directly.