T Level: Laboratory Sciences, Level 3
- September 2021, Full Time
You will gain core knowledge in a variety of areas such as health and safety, scientific and clinical practices, scientific methodology, experimental equipment and techniques, and ethics.
You will then specialise in aspects of laboratory science such as atomic structures, molecular structure and bonding, metabolic pathways and bioenergetics, genotyping and nuclear physics. Alongside this, you will also perform a wide range of scientific techniques using appropriate equipment and process and analyse laboratory data.
As part of this course, you will complete a mandatory “on the job” industry placement (315hrs) with an employer to develop your practical and technical skills.
Why our college?
Industry standard facilities
At our college you will have access to industry-standard facilities and get to use top of the range equipment. On our campus you’ll find media suites, TV studios, design labs, workshops, hair & beauty salons, working kitchens and a live theatre.
Gain real experiences of work
All of our courses will provide you with outstanding experiences of work and prepare you for your future career. You will work with real employers and customers and build connections.
A unique student experience
This is what really sets us apart. At our college you will experience the freedom to be yourself. Being part of an active Students’ Union, having opportunities to travel and enjoying live entertainment are just a few of the amazing opportunities available to you.
Five GCSEs at grade 4/C or above including at least two Science subjects at grade 5/C or above and English and Maths at grade 4/C or above. The Science subjects can be separate or combined GCSEs. A Merit or above in BTEC Level 2 Applied Science may be considered in place of Science GCSEs.
Assessment will take place through a combination of externally set exams, an employer-set project and endpoint synoptic assessment.
Successful completion of this course will allow you to progress onto a career working in laboratories within the science and health industries. You could enter employment or start an Apprenticeship. You can also progress on to university level courses.
If you are a UK or home fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course, tuition fees are free. If you are aged 19 and over please contact the Advice Shop. Please check our Finance pages for information on loans, bursaries, fee information and student travel offers that are available.