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Intermediate Apprenticeship for Laboratory and Science Technicians - Clinical analysis at Trafford College

Course description

Competence based elements- PAAVQSET Level 2 NVQ Diploma in laboratory science- Clinical analysis – delivered over 18 months in the workplace.Knowledge based elements – PAAVQSET Level 2 Certificate in laboratory Technical skills – delivered within the workplace over 18 months.Knowledge training and requirements to include 4 mandatory units and one optional unit. Exam based qualification.Mandatory units:CLTS2 01 – Health, Safety and Environmental procedures in the laboratoryCLTS2 02 - The laboratory as a working environmentCLTS2 03 - Support for laboratory techniques and practicesCLTS2 04 – Laboratory measurement techniquesOptional units:CLTS2 05 – Use of laboratory servicesCLTS2 06 – Routine laboratory proceduresCLTS2 07- Routine laboratory housekeeping Functional skills-Functional Skills in Mathematics, English and Information Technology at level 1 (if required)PLTS (Personal Learning and Thinking Skills) consisting of a workbook highlighting the learners abilities in the following aspects;• Creative Thinking• Independent Enquiry• Reflective Learning• Team Working• Self-Management• Effective ParticipationERR - Employment Rights and ResponsibilitiesThe apprentice is required to complete a workbook evidencing their knowledge of the working environment within the 18 month period of the apprenticeship.

Entry requirements

Minimum 3 GCSE\'s graded A*- D in suitable subjects or equivalent qualifications (to include maths, English and a Science). Ability to complete an Intermediate apprenticeship for laboratory and science technicians – clinical analysis. Subject to an initial assessment if required additional support via College will be given.


The NVQ which is on e-portfolio is assessed by monthly visits from a tutor/assessor within the working environment against set national standards.The technical certificate has delivery on site with training and experimental procedures undertaken by the assessor/trainer directly with the learner. After training has been provided to the level required on the 5 units the learner will sit a national exam.Functional skills are delivered at the college via portfolio building and an end test for up to 6 days per functional skill.

Future opportunities

Following qualification and suitable work experience throughout the apprenticeship you are eligible for progression to an Advanced Apprenticeship.

Further information

Please contact course enquires on 0161 886 7070

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: 13 May 2016
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