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Science (Laboratory Technician) – T Level


T Level (Level 3)

Type of study

School Leavers




On Campus and Industry Placement


2 years

As evidenced in recent times, Science plays a fundamental role in everyday life. As a laboratory technician, your work will involve a wide range of tasks from industrial practices and solutions to medical research.  

The T Level in Science provides a unique opportunity to undertake a qualification that is supplemented by experiences within the industry. You will undertake core units such as Good Scientific Practice and Core Science Concepts, important theory that underpins knowledge and understanding. Following this, occupational specialism units will give you the skills needed to excel within the Science industry. Your work placement throughout the two years will then enable you to put into practice your knowledge and understanding. 

Five GCSEs at grade 9-4, including English, Maths and Science.


Over the duration of the course you will cover: 

  • Working within the Science sector 
  • Health and Safety and Environmental regulations in the Science sector 
  • Good Scientific practice 
  • Core Science concepts 
  • The Science Sector 
  • Further Science Concepts 
  • Scientific Methodology  
  • Ethics 


Assessment will come in different forms. In some instances, you will undertake exams to test core skills whilst practical skills test will help assess your occupational specialismWith T-levels, your work placement employer will also help by ensuring you cover key areas within your placement which will help prepare you for assessments.  


The T-level helps prepare learners to enter the industry through employment or as an apprentice. It also gives learners the opportunity to progress to higher education courses and training. Whilst the T-level focuses on the role of a Science Technician, there is scope to progress into other science areas.  


The T-level qualification provides ample opportunities to experience different work settings through the industry work placement element of the course. 


The College has a range of well-resourced laboratories that specialise in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. You will have access to an extensive range of practical equipment allowing you to develop the skills required within the industry and university.