Advanced Apprenticeship for Laboratory Technicians

Apprenticeships give you the opportunity to work for an employer, earn a salary and at the same time study to achieve a nationally recognised qualification whilst gaining valuable workplace skills and experience.


Apprenticeships are flexible and are designed to offer a structured programme of learning to fit around the needs of the individual and the employer. 


This Apprenticeship provides the skills, knowledge and competence required to work within a laboratory. A laboratory technician may carry out both routine and one-off laboratory testing and perform a variety of technical support functions across the organisation. Laboratory technicians are expected to work both individually and as part of a laboratory team. They are able to work with minimum supervision, taking responsibility for the quality and accuracy of the work that is undertaken.


Apprenticeships are flexible and are designed to offer a structured programme of learning to fit around the needs of the individual and the employer. Learning takes place mainly during employment through the development of ‘on the job’ skills, supported by ‘off the job’ training which will take place at Kingston College, typically for one day per week.

Course Content

  • Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma Applied Science;
  • Working Safely Certificate;
  • End-Point Assessment which includes a synoptic assessment test, vocational competence discussion and case study completion.

Entry Requirements

GCSE Mathematics and English at grade A* - C/9-4 and suitable employment


Minimum 24 months – ‘off the job’ training at college, typically one day per week


On successful completion of this course students can progress to undergraduate courses such as a Foundation Degree or HNC.

Additional Information

For further information, please contact our Employer Engagement Co-ordinator Penn Griffiths on 020 8268 2653 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you are an employer and interested in any of our Apprenticeships for your staff, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0208 268 2857.

Information for Employers


How can taking on an Apprentice help your business?


The Apprenticeship framework is designed to meet the needs of employers and to provide a vocational pathway into a profession. Higher level apprentices will train in roles appropriate to their chosen profession, learning on the job practical skills working at a business four days and attending college one day each week. The duration of an apprenticeship course is a minimum of 12 months. All Apprenticeship frameworks are designed to provide apprentices with the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to perform their job role and to support their future progressions. Apprenticeships are an ideal way to help your business harness fresh new talent.


What do you need to know?


Apprenticeships can be suitable for either a new employee or an existing member of staff. They typically involve four days a week on the job training and one day a week at college. You will be responsible for the apprentice’s wages which we can help you by:-


  • Explaining the way Apprenticeships work;
  • Providing a dedicated assessor to perform workplace assessments;
  • Supporting your new and existing staff into Apprenticeships, subject to eligibility;
  • Providing a free recruitment service to help you find the right apprentice for your organisation;
  • Facilitating your application for the Employer Grant.



Employer contribution will be required (Government incentive payments may be available).


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