Health and Social Care
Laboratory Technician, Apprenticeship
This apprenticeship covers a broad range of occupational roles, from supporting scientists and engineers in research and development work, to providing quality assurance or analytical science services. You will also be given the opportunity to learn functional skills (such as maths and English) if required.
How will I be assessed?
Your practical skills will be assessed. Assessors will also visit you in your workplace to review your progress and make sure you are on target to get your qualifications. The end-point assessment will include workplace observation and discussion with the registered assessor. You will also be required to undertake a vocational competence discussion and complete a written situational analysis exercise.
What could I do after this course?
After this apprenticeship, you can progress to a higher apprenticeship qualification or higher education, including the degree in Biological Laboratory Sciences at University Centre Weston. You will be able to work in a variety of settings – from health care and pharmaceuticals to universities – performing the practical, hands-on work required by laboratories.
You will need to be in relevant employment, but we can help you find this. You will also need five GCSEs at grade 9-4, including English and maths, or have successfully completed a Level 2 programme.
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What our students say
Lily Elliott, Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (Health Studies) L3
"Lily enjoyed having the opportunity to apply theoretical underpinnings to real-life scenarios through our state-of-the-art simulation room and laboratories. She also enjoyed developing her industry competencies whilst attending weekly placements, organised by Weston College’s placement team. During her study program, Lily achieved a grade profile of D*D*D*, qualified to be a lateral flow tester, and Covid-19 vaccinator.."
Former school: Broadoak
Studied: Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care (Health Studies) L3
What next? Lily is progressing to the University West of England to complete a degree in Physiotherapy to support her aspirations of becoming physiotherapist.