Education/Industrial Science, Advanced Apprenticeship | Weston College

Education/Industrial Science, Advanced Apprenticeship

What will I do on this course?

This apprenticeship covers a broad range of occupational roles, from those who support scientists and engineers in research and development work, to those who provide quality assurance or analytical science services. You’ll complete a number of qualifications including the NVQ Level 2 in Laboratory Technician and a Technical Certificate. This apprenticeship covers similar units to the equivalent Level 2 course – however, you’ll go into more depth and cover additional topics. You will also be given the opportunity to learn functional skills (such as maths and English) if required.

How will I be assessed?

Your practical skills will be assessed. Tutors will also visit you in your workplace to review your progress and make sure you are on target to get your qualifications.

What could I do after this course?

After this apprenticeship, you can progress to a higher apprenticeship qualification or a degree.

Entry Requirements

You will need to be in relevant employment, but we can support you to find this. You’ll also need a minimum of five GCSEs grade A*-C, or grade 4+, or have successfully completed a Level 2 course.

Course Level

Level 3

iAn interview is required for this course.

All you need to know about course dates and times

Throughout the year
12 - 18 Months
Course code AVPEIPF1SA

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