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Certificate in Laboratory

Technical Skills

Level: 3

Delivery Method: Study Programme

Typical Duration/length of course:  12 Months

Fees: POA

Entry Requirements: Designed for 18 year old, School leavers.

Course Code: IOF3120

UCAS Code: NA 


Course Overview:

This course will provide learners with the underpinning knowledge and skills to work as a laboratory technician within a range of environments. Laboratory technicians support scientists and help carry out tests, research and investigations. This would include testing and analysing samples and could be in a variety of industries or an educational environment.

The qualification contain Mandatory Units covering generic knowledge and skills including Health and Safety and laboratory techniques and practice, and a range of Optional Units covering areas such as laboratory procedures and housekeeping, Biological, Chemcial and Physical laboratory techniques.

Achievement of the qualification enables an individual to achieve recognition as a Registered Science Technician (RSciTech) through the Science Council’s Professional Registers which provide a framework of professional recognition and development across the science workforce.


On completion of the HNC qualification you can progress onto a HND and then to degree level programme.


Successful completition of this course will give you access into a Higher Level course in Science course.

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