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Laboratory Technician Level 3 at Bury College Apprenticeships

Course description

As an apprentice Laboratory Technician, you will work in one of a wide range of employers, including but not limited to, chemical companies, primary and secondary pharmaceutical companies, bio-technology firms, manufacturers of formulated products, the nuclear industry, or other companies that offer analytical science services. Your role as an apprentice Laboratory Technician will involve you learning how to carry out routine and one-off laboratory testing, and how to perform a variety of technical support functions for your employer. You will learn how to work safely and ethically in a regulated environment, developing understanding of both laboratory practice and key health and safety regulations that will increase your career prospects. You will learn the importance of quality control and how to handle laboratory materials safely and effectively. You will acquire a nationally recognised science qualification at Level 3 (if you do not have one already), demonstrating your science subject knowledge in some key areas of scientific understanding. Laboratory Technicians are expected to work both individually and as part of a laboratory team, so as part of your apprenticeship you will be coached in important employment skills and behaviours (see below). By the end of your apprenticeship you will be able to work with minimum supervision, taking responsibility for the quality and accuracy of the work that you do, and be able to work proactively to find solutions to problems and identify areas to improve practice in your working environment.

Entry requirements

GCSE grade 9-4 (A*-C) in English and maths or equivalent.

Financial information

For fee enquiries please call 0161 280 8339.

Further information

For more information please call our Admissions Team on the following numbers: 0161 280 8313, 0161 280 8314, 0161 280 8315 or 0161 280 8505.

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: 12 October 2017

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