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Laboratory and Science Technicians - Apprenticeship (Intermediate) - Level 2 at College of West Anglia

Course description

Please Note: The Level 2 is only available for new starts until 30 September 2017. This apprenticeship is aimed at people who wish to gain experience and qualifications as a technician through practical and theoretical skills and work based activities. It extends the range and depth of skills and laboratory practices producing a laboratory technician capable of working within a team or with minimal supervision. The framework is designed for laboratory and science technicians who carry out both routine and one-off laboratory testing and perform a variety of technical support functions to help scientists, technologists and others with their work or who help teachers/lecturers in the delivery of science education. Apprentices will complete the level 2 NVQ certificate and a technical component which may be achieved by following one of the following pathways - Laboratory and associated technical activities educational science - Laboratory and associated technical activities industrial science

Entry requirements

You will be interviewed and assessed for your potential, commitment and motivation to achieve the apprenticeship, based upon the range and level of activities you will be undertaking in the workplace. You may also need to undergo an initial assessment of your English and maths skills in which you are required to be working at/towards level 1 maths and level 1 English, or higher. At the start of your apprenticeship you will need to be employed by a suitable and appropriate employer for at least 30 hours a week. You will also need to have been a resident in the EU for at least 3 years, not have a level 4 or higher qualification and not be on any other government funded training programme.


The course is assessed through evidence of workplace activities and observations, as well as workbooks.

Financial information

If you are under 19 on 31st August in the year you begin your programme, you will not have to pay a course fee; however, there may be additional resources fees and fees for materials, kits and trips. Please visit our website for full details.

Further information

Please visit the CWA website for further information.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 04 October 2017
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