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Laboratory Scientist (degree)

Advance your organisation’s capabilities with an experience-driven degree, designed to cultivate technical skills and develop digital expertise whilst gaining the most up to date knowledge and advancements in bioscience.


BSc (Hons) Bioscience with Digital Technologies


36 months


Distanced learning with in-person training 3 weeks per year in London

Apprenticeship Standard:

Laboratory Scientist (Degree) ST0626, Technician Scientist ST0597

Relevant QAA Benchmark Statement:

Biosciences (October 2019)

QAA Framework for Higher Education Qualification Level:

Honours Level 6

Exit Awards:

CertHE Bioscience with Digital Technologies, DipHE Bioscience with Digital Technologies

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Start date:

October, January, April & July

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Mode of study:

Part-time blended learning; work related learning

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Programme Specification:

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Who is this apprenticeship for?

The Laboratory Scientist (degree) offers a programme of study that meets the needs and expectations of businesses in a wide range of life science and pharmaceutical sectors. Read more

Our apprenticeship is suitable for new graduates, up-skilling and re-skilling existing employees and more experienced learners.

Our commitment to lifelong learning, pastoral support and to providing routes into digital careers for underrepresented groups provide an excellent opportunity for employers to build teams with a diversity of thought and experience – a critical factor in innovative thinking within teams.

Programme Overview

This Bioscience and Digital Technologies Degree Apprenticeship programme will develop professional practice, contextualised in the workplace using industry-standard technologies and approaches that are shaped by modern businesses. Read more

Nearly every employer that takes on an apprentice (96%) reports benefits to their business and as part of an Northeastern University London apprenticeship, every apprentice spends 80% of their time at/in work, learning from colleagues and achieving competency through their day-to-day activities.

Each course is assessed by a range of activities aligned to industry norms. The content, and consequently the learning outcomes and methods of assessment, vary between courses. Where possible, assessments will be undertaken in the workplace.

Approach to Learning

Apprenticeships allow employees to learn at the highest level, developing skills that benefit both them and the business and allow them to progress into higher-skilled occupations. Read more

Our programme, built with an employer group, ensures that apprentices are productive at work as soon as possible, getting involved in activity at work to embed the knowledge, skills, experience and behaviours learned.

We deliver off-the-job learning for our apprenticeships in flexible, modular programmes based on each individual’s prior knowledge, skills, and experience. We offer learning through block sessions, online courses, assignments and project work.  Our expertise is in modular, stackable learning. This flexible approach is part of our design and delivery DNA.

Our apprentices progress along a career path from day one, gaining professional skills, status and accreditation as they go.

In addition to tailored on and off the job learning, our apprenticeships further focus on personal development. Our curriculum extends beyond academic, technical and vocational learning and provides opportunities to broaden development, enabling apprentices to develop and discover talents and interests and further develop their basic skills including maths and English. Our apprenticeships have a culture of safeguarding our learners and prepare individuals for life in modern Britain.