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Laboratory Skills (Human Sciences) - Cambridge Technical Level 3 Diploma at Northallerton College

Course description

The technical diploma course will allow students to apply their skills, knowledge and understanding to tasks or activities that are relevant to how human sciences are used in the workplace. Having an appreciation of how these are used in work will also help to prepare them for continuing their education in this sector. On completion of the course students will obtain a Level 3 National Diploma equivalent to 2 A levels.

Entry requirements

GCSE grades BC or above in double award science and four other GCSEs at C or above (including grade 4 in English and grade 5 in mathematics).


This qualification will give students the scientific principles and practical techniques to carry out experiments safely and accurately. Students will have the opportunity to collect, analyse, evaluate and present primary data. They will also evaluate the analytical techniques to improve the quality and collection of data. Students become more confident in many areas including team working, independent enquiry and time management.

Future opportunities

The Level 3 Diploma in Laboratory skills offers the opportunity to enter higher education in many scientific fields e.g. health care, forensics, teaching and sports science. Since the course enhances and develops practical and study skills, this will better prepare them to progress to higher education or employment in areas related to human science.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 18 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September