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Technician Scientist Apprenticeship

Designed to enhance your organisation’s capabilities, our Technician Scientist Apprenticeship cultivates technical and digital expertise combined with training in the most current knowledge and advancements in bioscience.

Technician Scientist


DipHE Bioscience with Digital Technologies


24 months


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

Apprenticeship Standard:

Technician Scientist (Level 5) STO597

Relevant QAA Benchmark Statement:

Biosciences (October 2019)

QAA Framework for Higher Education Qualification Level:

Honours Level 6

Exit Awards:

DipHE Bioscience with Digital Technologies

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Start date:

October, January & April

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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 Technician Scientist (Level 5) apprenticeship 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 entry, 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 DipHE 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 will learn from colleagues and achieve competence through their day-to-day activities. Every apprentice also must spend at least 6 hours of their typical working week on off-the-job learning, acquiring the additional skills.

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.