Technician Scientist Apprenticeship (Higher Level) Level 5

Course Type Apprenticeship
Qualification Level 5
Start Date August 2019
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Technician Scientist Apprenticeship (Higher Level) Level 5

This apprenticeship will allow you to develop your scientific knowledge and skills during both on-the-job training and by studying for a foundation degree in Biosciences (accredited by the Royal Society of Biology), over three years. Whether working independently, as part of a team, or as a project manager you will use your skills and knowledge to carry out routine laboratory work effectively, problem solving when necessary, and taking responsibility for the quality of your work. You will understand and apply relevant legislation and company policy, especially in the areas of health and safety, data analysis, and data presentation. You will be able to communicate information in an appropriate format to a variety of different audiences.

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Course Details

Entry Requirements
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  • Completion of appropriate level 3 vocational qualification
What will I learn?
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  • The core principles that underpin higher level biological science study from a molecular level to ecological systems.
  • How to design experiments, collect, analyse and present data, including the use of relevant mathematical skills, and also how to evaluate the data collected.
  • How businesses operate in the bioscience sector including how they comply with regulations and meet customer and client needs.
  • How to manage your workload, prioritise tasks, and work effectively and safely as part of a team, with minimal supervision, including how to solve problems as they arise.
  • How to communicate effectively using a full range of skills, including speaking to a scientific and non-scientific audience, active listening, professional writing, and scientific presentation skills.
  • How to take responsibility for continued personal development and how to respond positively to change, adjusting to new and different working practices as they arise.

"I left the army in August 2016 after serving as a front-line medic for 7 years. I decided to visit the college to explore my options as I knew I wanted to pursue a career as a vet. I chose to study an Access to Higher Education course with pathways in Chemistry, Biology and Applied Science - alongside my GCSE maths and English. The staff at the college have been very supportive. Their industry experience and depth of knowledge has been invaluable to my journey. I recently had an interview at the University of Bristol and was offered a place at the School of Veterinary Sciences – one of only 6 in the UK. The college provided me with a stepping stone to my desired career."Rebecca Williams

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