Advanced Apprenticeship in Laboratory Technician (Level 3)

  • This apprenticeship is delivered predominantly within a Laboratory environment within the College (usually on a day release basis) where the apprentice is able to access excellent resources to develop their practice.  Assessments of competence are completed within the employer’s premises.
  • The delivery team are vocationally expert and are able to share their knowledge and experience of excellent practice. 
  • The apprentice will be supported throughout the apprenticeship by a dedicated Instructor/Trainer.  The Instructor/Trainer will liaise with the employer to ensure that the progress of the apprenticeship is maintained.  In addition, the apprentice will utilise the support tools within the electronic mapping and tracking tool that the College utilises


Course Content

  • OCR Extended Cert in Lab Skills
  • Functional Skills Maths (Level 2) (if required)
  • Functional Skills English (Level 2) (if required)
  • Lab Tech Log Book


Mandatory units include:

  • Science Fundamentals
  • Laboratory Techniques

In addition you will select from a wide range of optional units to tailor the Apprenticeship to the requirements of your company, to prepare the apprentice for the end point assessment.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs grade A* to C including Maths, English and two Science subjects

Progression Opportunities

  • Foundation Degree
  • Higher National Certificates
  • Higher Apprenticeship

Job roles including:

  • Laboratory Technician


Next Steps

Key Facts



Course Duration:

12 - 18 Months