This Modern Apprenticeship supports you to work in The Life Sciences and Chemical Sciences sectors in Scotland.

What's the qualification?

You will study for the below qualifications;

  • Scientific, Technical and Formulation Processing SVQ at SCQF Level 5
  • Scientific, Technical and Formulation Processing SVQ at SCQF Level 6

SCQF qualification levels explained

What will I learn?

During your apprenticeship, you'll learn how to;

  • Contribute to effective team working
  • Follow health and safety procedures for scientific or technical activities
  • Contribute to the application of problem-solving techniques

You will also develop the following core skills:   

  • Communication
  • Numeracy
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Problem Solving
  • Working with Others

These transferrable skills are useful for working in other roles like dental practice management.   

Where could it take me?

This Modern Apprenticeship gives you a number of options to progress in a range of different ways. This includes;

  • Full/part time study at College
  • Company in-house training to meet the very specific demands of sector
  • Other Engineering/Construction related frameworks
  • Higher level Frameworks for Engineering or Construction at SCQF level 6/7
  • Engineering Technical Framework at SCQF level 8 including Careers Skills to further enhance promotion and career prospects

Entry Requirements

Whilst there are no specific sectorial requirements for entry on to this Modern Apprenticeship, individual candidates may find it useful to have undertaken basic skills off-the-job courses, which could aid in using hand tools correctly or demonstrating understanding of safety & regulations. Therefore candidates are likely to require some mandatory safety training either pre-employment, or have access to safety training through their immediate employer, or any specific preemployment training programmes arranged for the Industry.


This Modern Apprenticeship will take between 12-24 months to complete.  

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