Laboratory Scientist Level 5

A fully competent Laboratory Scientist will be able to work in a wide range of organisations, including but not exclusively, chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, formulated products, nuclear and analytical services. A scientist can carry out a range of technical and scientific activities which may include laboratory based investigations and scientific experimentation in their specialist field.

You will build on a wide range of knowledge and skills which will contribute towards your careers as a Laboratory Scientist. In addition, you must demonstrate skills and knowledge in one of three specialist groups – Analytical Science, Chemical Science and Life Sciences.

On completion, you will hold a HND in either Chemistry or Biology.

What do I need?

  • Ideally have at least 5 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above, including Maths and English
  • You will also be expected to have A Levels or a relevant Level 3 qualification.

Other relevant or prior experience may also be considered as an alternative.

Where can it take me?

The apprenticeship is recognised by the relevant professional bodies at Registered Scientist (RSci) level, for which there is a requirement that the scientist will participate in subsequent continuing professional development on completion of the apprenticeship.

Career Pathways

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36 months

An apprenticeship is a real job, with hands-on experience, a salary and the chance to train while you work. You would be treated just like all the other employees, with a contract of employment, holiday leave and employee benefits. You would receive support from a dedicated assessor who regularly visits apprentices in the workplace.

Halesowen College have a dedicated recruitment team who support you in finding a job for your apprenticeship. After attending a pre-interview, you will be entered into our talent pool and will be notified about any potential vacancies.

We ask that you email your CV to, from this Halesowen College will start to work with employers to assist in securing you a job role


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