The SVQ in Life Sciences and Related Industries at SCQF level 6 and 7 provides learners with an industry approved qualification that demonstrates they have the skills, knowledge and ability to carry out their role competently. Through the college attendance, the SCQF level 6 MA would provide the learner with a National Progression Award in Practical Science and the SCQF level 7 MA would provide the learner with a Professional Development Award in Laboratory Science.
Life Sciences and Related Industries Apprenticeships are ‘earn as you learn’ work (laboratory) based programmes with an additional educational component of attending college on a day-release basis to obtain a SQA approved science qualification.
The apprenticeships offer the opportunity to start work within the life science sector without the expected requirement of having a relevant science degree. These would be exciting opportunities for either new or existing members of staff to enhance their laboratory based skill set and enhance their knowledge and understanding of their particular lab based roles.
The structure of science based and emerging biotechnology industries is changing and there will be a growing demand for highly skilled lab based workers. Typical job roles for a MA in Life Sciences A scientific laboratory technician modern apprentice would be involved in a range of lab-based investigations within the biological, chemical and life science areas depending on individual employer requirements. These could include:
There are no particular pre-requisite entry requirements but it is important that the learners can show some educational or vocational attainment in science related subjects, National 5 as a minimum for the SVQF level 6 and typically Higher for the SVQF level 7. Learners should be capable of completing the programme and be committed to doing so.
The Life Sciences and Related Industries Apprenticeship is funded by Skills Development Scotland and is available for ages 16-19, 20-24 and also available for those aged 25+
This Apprenticeship is only available in Scotland.
Are you an employer in the Science Industry? Upskill new or existing staff with a Life Sciences Apprenticeship from YouTrain! Call us on 01786 478478 or contact Margaret, our Life Sciences Team Lead at [email protected]