Participants will study towards a HNC Applied Science level 7. This will be completed in college over a period of 1 to 3 years. Outside of the college course, participants will be allocated a work based VQ (vocational qualifications) assessor who will work with them to plan and assess the work performed in the workplace. This will be completed within 3 years of commencing the MA programme. Funding for the course may come directly from Skills Development Scotland for candidates who meet eligibility criteria.
Participants will achieve a Higher National Certificate in Applied Sciences
SVQ qualification - different options depending on the industry you work in ranging from Industrial routes, Educational routes or Life Science. More info about the content of the SVQ can be discussed on an individual basis.
Following completion of this Modern Apprenticeship there are several options open to the successful candidate who wishes to continue their development in order to progress their career.
Successful completion of the Modern Apprenticeship could lead to one of the following job roles:
There are opportunities to continue to undertake further vocational training or academic qualifications. These may include (but are not exclusive to) the following:
Mature students may have other life experience that will help qualify them for entry.
Overall candidates MUST have a keen interest in a career working in a laboratory.