Apprentice Science Technician

The Rodillian Academy

Brief Overview:

To work under the direction of line manager and senior staff and assist to coordinate the use of practical resources and facilities. To give technical assistance and health and safety advice, to teachers and students. To assist in carrying out the stock control, ordering of provisions and liaising with suppliers and the Finance team.

Weekly Wage:


Working Hours:

Monday - Friday, shifts to be confirmed.

Total hours per week: 37.00


Longthorpe Lane



Working Towards:

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:

  • Cell Biology

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.

  • Work-based Investigation

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.