Did You Know?

Apprenticeship course fees are paid by your employer.

Course Overview

Laboratory technicians work in a wide range of organisations and carry out a variety of operations. 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.

Course Structure

This blended learning course consists of an underpinning knowledge qualification BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Applied Science (NQF). This is delivered one day per week in College and is assessed through assignments throughout the programme and exams at the end of each year.

In addition to the qualification above you will also have an electronic portfolio to gather workplace evidence in preparation for the apprenticeship end point assessment.

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at Grades A*-C/4-9 (or equivalent) including English Language, Mathematics and two science subjects one of which must be Chemistry or double Science.

Information, Advice and Support

Careers Guidance

Help with choosing the right course and with thinking about where this might take you in the future.
Email: [email protected]

Student Finance

Money matters - you may be entitled to financial support whilst you study.
Tel: 01274 088349.
Email: [email protected]

Learning Support

Support for applicants with a learning difficulty, disability, illness or other learning need.
Tel: 01274 088344
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For all other queries call 01274 088088

Tuition Fees

If you are aged 19+ and studying a Further Education Course at Bradford College, you may have to pay course fees. Course fees are dependent on the number of hours and which course is being taken. Actual costs can be obtained from our team.
Email: [email protected].