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.
Learners will need to apply for a degree apprenticeship role within an eligible business, or already be in employment with responsibilities to be aligned with Level 6 Laboratory Scientist and Level 5 Technician Scientist apprenticeship content.
Please note: learners who are sponsored by an employer but are not currently in employment will only be awarded a BSc degree but will not receive the apprenticeship certificate.
Typically, employers require:
At least BBB or equivalent at A Level (one of which must be Biology)
At least Grade 4/C GCSE Maths, English and IT
Some applicants may not have traditional qualifications as listed above, and have prior learning and skills developed from the workplace, these will be considered on a case by case basis.
Learners must meet these eligibility criteria
- Have been a UK/EU/ESS resident for the past three years or more prior to starting the programme
- Have left full-time education prior to the start date of the apprenticeship
- Be aged at least 16 years old to meet government funding criteria
Recognition of prior learning
Where a learner is eligible to apply for the recognition of prior learning on the basis of certificated or experiential learning, this will be considered in the Initial Needs Analysis, as per Education Skills and Funding Agency (ESFA) Funding Rules, and will take due consideration of the Northeastern University London at Northeastern’s Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer Policy.