Science Technician

Do you have a keen interest in science? If you choose this apprenticeship you’ll have the opportunity to be hands-on within a science classroom or laboratory within a school, college or university.

Main Duties:

As a level 2 apprentice your duties could include:

  • Preparing resources
  • Setting up for experiments
  • Maintaining scientific equipment

As a level 3 apprentice your duties could include:

  • Developing apparatus with teaching staff
  • Setting up for experiments
  • Preparing resources
  • Maintaining scientific equipment


You will be allocated a course tutor/assessor to provide guided learning and support with assignments. You will be observed in the workplace by your allocated assessor.

You need:

Apprenticeships require a good level of English, maths and/or ICT. Our initial assessment and your GCSE results will help inform us of your ability and what support we can offer to get you to the level required.

If you do not hold the relevant GCSEs you will need to complete the Functional Skills qualifications as part of your apprenticeship.

You must be:

  • at least 16
  • a UK resident
  • in employment. We can help with this

To undertake a level 3 apprenticeship, you need a level 2 qualification or to have experience in a relevant field.


Level 2: 12 months
Level 3: 18 months