Higher Apprenticeship in Life Science and Related Science Industries

Course Overview

You will complete the following qualifications as part of the apprenticeship framework:

  • BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Applied Chemistry
  • NVQ Level 4 in Laboratory and Associated Technical Activities

Areas of study include:

  • Organic chemistry
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Analysis of data
  • Analytical techniques
  • Laboratory Management

You will also study essential skills in literacy, numeracy and digital literacy.

Added May 2018

Entry Requirements

Level 3 Diploma in Applied Science. A minimum of two AS Levels (to include chemistry and/or maths).

Progression Opportunities

Further study at university in a relevant subject. This apprenticeship is recognised, with continual professional development, to Registered Science Technician (RSciTech) status.

Laboratory technician positions in a range of research fields or testing laboratories in hospitals, environmental monitoring or educational establishments.

Course deliverable in Welsh: