The science sector is large and diverse, leading to opportunities in biomedical, pharmaceutical, food, forensic, dental, health, physical and chemical industries. This practical Level 2 course provides an excellent qualification for those wishing to work in a laboratory environment. The six mandatory units comprise:
- Laboratory health and safety
- Working in a science laboratory
- Assisting in laboratory activities
- Preparing and clearing down a laboratory
- Handling scientific data
- Planning a scientific investigation
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed through assignments and exams.
A science GCSE at grade 3 (grade D), as well as grade 4 (C) in English and maths.
Students may have the opportunity to listen to guest speakers and get involved in relevant activities and events.
What can I do next?
Many students move on to an apprenticeship or employment in a science laboratory setting, while others choose to continue studying for a Level 3 qualification and broaden their career options. Students can go on to work in any laboratory environment, which lead on to very interesting industrial roles.