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Laboratory Scientist Higher Apprenticeship (Level 5)

This Higher Apprenticeship programme, which is an equivalent to a Foundation Degree, combines the study of academic modules at undergraduate level 4 and level 5 with workplace experience in laboratory or scientific apprenticeship employment.

Apprentices will develop their theoretical knowledge and technical skills as well as their professional competence and the programme is relevant for a variety of science-based professions.

The programme includes a combination of face-to-face teaching via lectures, small group sessions and practical laboratory sessions, culminating in a final work-based project which links their study to their employment and encourages participants to focus on their career progression. Studying 1-2 evenings per week over two-and-a-half years, apprentices will gain a higher education qualification with the opportunity to top-up to honours degree level.