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Apprenticeship training course

Science manufacturing technician 2023 (level 3)

Apply a process or processes to create products to a specification.

Qualification level
Equivalent to A level.
Typical duration
36 months
Apprenticeship category
Engineering and manufacturing
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Aseptic manufacturing technician
  • Aseptic pharmaceuticals process technician
  • Biotechnology manufacturing technician
  • Biotechnology process technician
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturing technician
  • Pharmaceutical process technician
  • Process technician
  • Production technician
  • Science manufacturing technician
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Review instructions or information to understand the task.
  • Plan tasks. Identify and organise resources with consideration for safety, environmental impact, quality, and cost.
  • Identify hazards and risks in the workplace and personal safety and mitigation measures.
  • Apply health, safety, and environmental procedures in compliance with regulations, standards, and guidance.
  • Apply controlled environment procedures for example, gowning, isolators, contamination control, and sanitisation.
  • Apply sustainability principles for example, minimising waste.
  • Segregate resources for reuse, recycling, and waste handling.
  • Conduct in process or post-manufacturing procedure for example, labelling, packing, storage, visual inspection, discharge.
  • Apply first line maintenance practices.
  • Store tools and equipment.
  • Conduct calculations for example, conversations, tare weight, charge weights, yield calculations.
  • Interpret data for example, process data, quality control and test procedure data.
  • Perform second person witness and second person checks for critical tasks.
  • Identify issues for example, defects, deviations, process variance, and maintenance requirements.
  • Apply problem solving and fault-finding techniques.
  • Escalate issues outside limits of responsibility.
  • Record or enter information - paper based or electronic.
  • Use information and digital technology for example, management information systems, human machine interfaces, word processing, spreadsheet, email, virtual learning platforms, document sharing platforms. Comply with cyber security requirements and GDPR.
  • Apply continuous improvement techniques. Make a suggestion for improvement.
  • Apply team working principles.
  • Communicate with others verbally for example, colleagues and stakeholders.
  • Produce written documents for example, handover notes or emails, non-conformances, design change requests.
  • Plan how to meet personal development needs. Carry out and record planned and unplanned learning and development activities.

Full information on Science manufacturing technician 2023 (level 3) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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