The expected duration of the Level 3 apprenticeship is 24 months attending Harrogate College for 1 day per week (over 64 weeks).
The Level 4 HNC in Applied Science covers this standard and is approved for the Registered Science Technician (RSciTech) enabling the apprentice to obtain a recognised, professional qualification. In addition, content from the Level 4 Applied Chemistry HNC has been imported to offer further value to employers and preparation for potential study at a higher level.
Proposed units with a brief summary of their content:
Understanding of cell structure and differentiated function with laboratory skills in cell and tissue culture.
- Laboratory Techniques for Applied Biology
Bench-based practical skills including microscopy, titration, spectroscopy chromatography and aseptic technique.
Team or individual laboratory practical project developing skills in planning, execution and reporting outcomes of an investigation.
- Physiology of Cellular Systems in Animals
Systems physiology and their co-ordinated function.