Laboratory Technician (Level 3 Apprenticeship)

Introduction

Laboratory technicians work in a wide range of organisations, including but not exclusively, chemical, primary and secondary pharmaceutical, biotechnology, formulated products, nuclear companies; and analytical science services. A laboratory technician may carry out both routine and one-off laboratory testing and perform a variety of technical support functions across the organisation. In any context working safety and ethically is paramount and many companies operate under highly regulated conditions because of the need to control the quality and safety of products, for example medicines. Laboratory technicians are expected to work both individually and as part of a laboratory team. They are able to work with minimum supervision, taking responsibility for the quality and accuracy of the work that is undertaken. They are proactive in finding solutions to problems and identifying areas for improving the business.

Entry Requirements

There are no other formal qualifications required to start this apprenticeship but you will be assessed to ensure you have the ability to complete English and maths qualifications at level 2

Functional Skills 

Apprentices will be required to have or achieve level 2 English and maths prior to completion of their Apprenticeship. If Level 2 has already been achieved then development of further English and maths skills will continue for the whole of the apprenticeship.

Duration

18- 24 months.

Progression

On completion of the Laboratory Technician standard you can progress onto a Laboratory Scientist apprenticeship or into a Management apprenticeship.Funding Levy paying employers may fund apprentices on this programme from their Apprenticeship Account and non-levy paying SMEs through the co-funded option. There may be a small fee for some SME’s.

End Assessment

To achieve this apprenticeship standard, the employer, training provider and apprentice will agree when the apprentice is ready and competent to undertake the independent end assessment, which will test their skills knowledge and behaviours required for this role.

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