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Technician Scientist Apprenticeship (Level 5)

Wiltshire College & University Centre
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1 year
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Course description

Technician Scientist Apprenticeship (Level 5)

A technician scientist carries out laboratory investigations using bench and instrumentation techniques. They use a range of skills (some specialised) to carry out lines of enquiry, development or investigation taking responsibility for the quality of their work. They critically evaluate commonly used approaches to solving scientific problems, using a range of approaches to formulate responses. They contribute to solutions within the wider scientific team, using project management skills. They use data capture systems relevant to the technical and scientific procedures used and analyse information, interpret / evaluate data, prepare results and provide updates. They use research interests and the technical context and processes of the laboratory alongside senior team members to support new scientific ideas.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Typically candidates will have grade C/4 or above in at least five GCSE’s, including English Language, Maths and a Science subject and hold a relevant level 3 qualification or A Levels providing the appropriate number of UCAS points for entry to a level 4 HE programme. Other relevant or prior experience may also be considered as an alternative.

Training Course Content

  • The principles of laboratory techniques and scientific experimentation and how to contribute to the development of technical projects and implement new processes according to the literature.
  • A theoretical knowledge of chemistry plus specialised science and technology relevant to the job role.
  • The requirements and significance of reporting results, considering the importance of accuracy, precision and recognising trends. Learn to use computer-based data analysis tools including spreadsheets and relevant company software packages.
  • How to use mathematical concepts and techniques: units, dimensions, exponentials logarithms and elementary probability and basic statistical analysis relating to sampling and data to evaluate results.
  • The basic principles of project management and how to find solutions to routine and non-routine problems and contribute to developing solutions to complex problems using techniques such as root cause analysis.
  • How to comply with business rules pertaining to record keeping, traceability & confidentiality and quality systems.

Why choose Wiltshire College & University Centre

96% of students go onto further study, training or employment

98.8% overall pass rate for Level 3 courses

1,089 courses to choose from

Continuing Studies

Upon successful completion of this apprenticeship you could progress onto level 4/5 science related qualifications, which could provide access to a wide range of science related university courses.

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Wiltshire College & University Centre

Wiltshire College & University Centre is the main provider of further and higher education in Wiltshire and is fast on its way to becoming outstanding having achieved a good Ofsted grade in June 2018. Based across four main campuses, Wiltshire...

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Cocklebury Rd
SN15 3QD Chippenham

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