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Bioinformatics Scientist

Using a range of data gathering techniques for life science research.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


7 (equivalent to master’s degree)

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

Set by employer. Applicants will often have experience in the life sciences or informatics/computer science subjects.

What apprentices will learn
  • researching the latest data gathering techniques
  • how to design effective experiments
  • defining what data is needed for a particular scenario
  • how to carry out data analysis
  • understanding relevant legal and ethical issues

Apprentices will do a non-integrated bioinformatics masters degree.

Professional registration

None specified.

How apprentices are assessed

A government-approved organisation must assess apprentices towards the end of their apprenticeship.

This end-point assessment ensures apprentices achieve the skills, training and any qualifications necessary to complete their apprenticeship.

You can download the assessment plan from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education. There are no end-point assessment organisations for this apprenticeship yet. Please email if you urgently need an end-point assessment organisation.

More Information

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