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Science manufacturing technician

Operating the systems and equipment involved in the production of products.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


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

Typical length
18 months
Current funding band
Up to £27,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

What apprentices will learn
  • starting, operating and shutting down a manufacturing batch or continuous process
  • working safely in a science manufacturing environment
  • quality procedures and standards
  • complying with regulations
  • controlling and monitoring a process or plant and equipment
  • applying relevant science and technology

A level 3 or 4 qualification in science or technology that is relevant to their occupation and recognised for registration as a registered science technician (RSciTech) or engineering technician (EngTech).

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

Professional registration

The apprenticeship is recognised by the relevant professional organisations at RSciTech and EngTech levels.

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

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