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Laboratory Science / Technician - T Level - Level 3

This is a two-year, technical study programme, designed with employers to give you the skills that the science industry needs.

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  • Course Description

    The course provides a mixture of technical knowledge and skills specific to the science industry and a work placement of at least 45 days in your chosen occupation. On completion of the course you will be able to choose between moving into a skilled occupation or further study in science, for example, a higher or degree level apprenticeship, or higher level technical study, including higher education.

    What will I do on this course?

    In the first year of the programme, you'll be gain a knowledge and understanding of the core elements of health and sciences:

    • Working within the health and science sector
    • Health and safety regulations / practices in science sectors
    • Good scientific and clinical practice
    • The science sector
    • Scientific methodology
    • Data handling and processing
    • Experimental equipment and techniques
    • Ethics of science

    In the second year of the programme, you'll focus more on the laboratory technician / science specialism. You'll be working towards three outcomes:

    • perform a range of appropriate scientific techniques to collect experimental data in a a laboratory setting, complying with regulations and requirements
    • plan, review, implement and suggest improvements to scientific tasks relevant to a laboratory setting
      • identify and resolve issues with scientific equipment or data errors

    Industry placement

    A big part of your study will be to complete relevant industry-based work placement. Throughout the course, you'll be required to complete a minimum of 45 days (315 hours) work placement. You'll also get the opportunity to show us what you've learned and demonstrate your abilities during numerous observations through the course. Work placement is a great opportunity to get your feet wet in your chosen specialism and help confirm that this is the career you want to do!

  • Entry Requirements

    You will need:

    • 4 GCSEs at grade 5 or above, including English, maths and science


    • BTEC Applied Science (Level 2) course at Merit or above including English and maths at grade 5 or above
  • Course Length

    How long is this course?

    2 years

    When does this course start?


    How many hours / days per week is this course?

    4 days in college and 1 day at work placement

  • Progression Opportunities

    What can I do after this course at CWA?

    • BSc Bioscience
    • Science technician
    • Laboratory Science: higher or Degree Apprenticeship
    • Science-related degree in Higher Education
  • Course Fees
    Age Cost
    16-18 Free*

    * Certain courses may have additional costs to cover trips or DBS checks, and for some courses you will be expected to purchase additional items such as uniform or equipment.

    Fee information

    Though this course is free for those aged 16-18, there may be additional fees related to the programme, such as additional equipment or uniform, trips, DBS checks and work placement costs. Further information will be sent to all applicants before enrolment.

    Find all the information you need about course fees and financial help below.

    Information on Fees and Financial Help

    Please note the information on this page was correct at the time of publication but is subject to change due to factors beyond our control.
  • Additional Information

    What qualification will I achieve?

    T Level in Health and Science - Laboratory Technician specialism

    How is my course assessed?

    Your Core scientific knowledge and skills are assessed through an externally set test and an employer-set project and are graded A*- E in line with A Levels.

    Your laboratory technical knowledge and skills are assessed through practical assignments, graded Pass, Merit, Distinction in line with BTECs.

Starting 06/09/2021

King's Lynn


Duration 2 years

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