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Laboratory technician

Providing routine and one-off testing and technical support in a scientific laboratory environment.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)

Typical length
18 months
Current funding band
Up to £21,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

What apprentices will learn
  • working safely in a laboratory
  • following quality procedures
  • regulatory requirements
  • technical skills to fulfil their role
  • producing, analysing and interpreting data, and applying statistical techniques
  • communicating scientific information appropriately
  • using appropriate scientific methods to identify the causes of problems and produce solutions

Apprentices will complete a level 3 or 4 qualification in a science or technology discipline relevant to their occupation and recognised for registration as a registered science technician (RSciTech).

Before taking their end-point assessment, apprentices must achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C).

Professional registration

This apprenticeship is recognised by the relevant professional organisations at RSciTech level.


End Point Assessment

View a list of end point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
NOCN 0114 227 0500
Science Industry Assessment Service 01925 515211