Scientific Technologies (Laboratory Skills)

SCQF Level 6 (24 SCQF credit points)

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Why Study a Foundation Apprenticeship?

Studying for a Foundation Apprenticeship gives you the chance to combine work based qualifications such as Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) or National Certificate (NC) with practical work experience in industry.

Who Can Apply?

The Foundation Apprenticeship (FA) in Scientific Technologies (Laboratory Skills) is for pupils to begin in S5 and to complete in S6.

Entry Requirements

Relevant subjects at National 5 including science subjects. It is recommended that you work towards a science subject at Higher by the end of S6.

Check individual college websites for specific entry requirements as they may vary.

Course Content

In year 1, three units from the National Certificate (NC) in Applied Sciences at SCQF Level 6 or the National Progression Award (NPA) in Laboratory Science are studied.

In year 2, five units from the Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Laboratory and Associated Technical Activities at SCQF Level 6 are studied.

Qualifications Gained


2 years

What can I go on to next?

How To Apply

To apply for a Foundation Apprenticeship you should complete an application form through your school. You may be required to attend an interview and complete a relevant aptitude test.

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Offered By

The following colleges are offering this Foundation Apprenticeship: