Further education and skills – guidance

Apprenticeship standard: laboratory scientist (approved for delivery)

Describes the job role an apprentice will be doing and the skills required of them by the life & industrial sciences sector.

Documents

Apprenticeship standard for a laboratory scientist

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Assessment plan for a laboratory scientist

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Detail

This document is relevant to:

  • those looking to apply for an apprenticeship
  • employers wanting to recruit an apprentice
  • training organisations working with employers to make the apprenticeships available

This standard is ready to use.

Under our reforms, employer-designed standards will replace frameworks, and will be clear and concise. From 2017 to 2018 as many apprenticeship starts as possible will be on the new standards.

Employers involved in creating this standard

If you’d like to get involved and contribute to the development of the science industry maintenance technician standard, please read the guidance for trailblazers, and email the Trailblazer contact: info@siasuk.com.

The standard for a laboratory scientist was developed by:

  • Actavis
  • Aesica Pharmaceuticals
  • Essar
  • Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies
  • GSK
  • Ineos
  • Lotte Chemical UK
  • Lucite
  • Pfizer Inc
  • SABIC UK Petrochemicals
  • Sellafield
  • Victrex
  • Broughton Laboratories
  • Centre for Process Innovation
  • Royal Society of chemistry
  • Society of Biology
  • JayTee
  • CPI (Centre for Process Innovation)

Funding information for employers and training organisations

Funding band (6 = highest 1 = lowest): 6

Maximum core government contribution: £18,000

Read the funding rules for apprenticeship standards for further information.