Life Science and Related Science Industries Technical
Are you interest in science and developing products that could change the medical field? If so, studying a technical apprenticeship in life science can help you find a job where you can make a positive difference. Be part of an industry that’s committed to improving Scotland’s medical technology.
The apprenticeship is suitable for people who are interested in improving Scottish healthcare. Scotland’s life science industry covers specialist sectors like stem cell research, pharmaceutical development and bio manufacturing. Learn about advanced medical hardware such as imagining machines, incubators and dialysis systems. Increase your awareness of bioinformatics techniques like DNA sequencing and genome annotation.
Whether you are interested in immunology, virology or pharmaceuticals, there’s a role for you in Scotland’s life science sector. Become a chemical scientist and develop innovative products. Help to save lives as a neuroscientist. Work as a biomedical equipment technician and help to repair hospital equipment.
You'll gain a Modern Apprenticeship in Life Science and Related Science Industries Technical at SCQF Level 8.
Your qualification includes:
Core units of an SVQ in life science and related industries at SCQF Level 8
Work experience in an industry that is committed to creating positive change
SVQ in Laboratory Skills (Life Science) SCQF Level 8
Plus one of the following:
HND in Applied Sciences at SCQF Level 8
HND in Applied Biological Sciences at SCQF Level 8
HND in Applied Chemical Sciences at SCQF Level 8
HND in Industrial Biotechnology GK70 16 SQA at SCQF Level 8
During your apprenticeship, you'll learn how to:
Develop and practice training in a pharmaceutical environment
Improve the quality and reliability of activities in a medical setting
Create innovative medical products
Applying basic statistics in a laboratory
You will develop the following core skills:
These transferrable skills are useful for working in other roles such as chemistry and industrial science.
This Technical Apprenticeship gives you a variety of options. Continue your studies with a related science degree or graduate to full-time work.
Further education: Improve your scientific knowledge by applying for a bachelor’s degree in chemistry or biology. You could go on to study for an advanced qualification like a Masters in biotechnology.
Straight to work: Use your qualifications to find a job in the life science industry. There are several jobs listed below:
Biomedical equipment technician
There are no set requirements for the apprenticeship.
How does it work?
You’ll learn in a real-world environment and earn a wage. You’ll also study with a college or another learning provider.
How long will it take?
This Technical Apprenticeship will take 12 to 24 months to complete.
How to apply
Use the 'Find vacancies near you' search at the end of this page to look for vacancies, then you can apply online.
You'll apply on Apprenticeships.scot or the company’s own website – there are details on the vacancy advert.