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Laboratory technician

Providing routine and one-off testing and technical support in a scientific laboratory environment.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)

Typical length
18 months
Current funding band
Up to £21,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

What apprentices will learn
  • working safely in a laboratory
  • following quality procedures
  • regulatory requirements
  • technical skills to fulfil their role
  • producing, analysing and interpreting data, and applying statistical techniques
  • communicating scientific information appropriately
  • using appropriate scientific methods to identify the causes of problems and produce solutions

Apprentices will complete a level 3 or 4 qualification in a science or technology discipline relevant to their occupation and recognised for registration as a registered science technician (RSciTech).

Before taking their end-point assessment, apprentices must achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C).

Professional registration

This apprenticeship is recognised by the relevant professional organisations at RSciTech level.

End-Point Assessment
View a list of end-point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
NOCN 0300 999 1177
QFI 07710 427643
Science Industry Assessment Service 01925515211
More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.