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LEVEL 6 (ST0626)

Carrying out a range of technical and scientific activities within their specialist areas, Level 6 Laboratory Scientists develop experiments or investigations to generate solutions to problems, based on their broad scientific understanding and specialist knowledge.

Level: LEVEL 6

Duration: Typically 60 months

Funding Band: £27,000

Entry Requirements:

5 GCSEs at grade c or higher including Maths, English & Science plus A-levels or existing L3 qualifications, hold relevant level 3 qualifications providing the appropriate number of UCAS points

Working across the Chemical Science, Life Sciences, Research & Development, and Analytical disciplines, Laboratory Scientists analyse, interpret and evaluate scientific information to propose innovative scientific ideas.

They perform practical, established and novel laboratory procedures, using standard and specialist laboratory equipment and instrumentation. The standard is made up of knowledge, skills related to specialist disciplines and behaviours.

Typically, the training period will last around 60 months, with EPA in the following 6 months.

The learning is focused on ensuring the apprentice acquires the knowledge, skills and behaviours, as set out by the standard, as well as achieving a bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline, relevant to their role. Completion of this standard warrants application to the Science Council for RSci (Registered Scientist) status.

Knowing that your apprentice is on track is important and that is why SIAS offers its highly regarded Tracker document and Competence Evaluation Log that gives both the apprentice and employer confidence as the learning progresses.

Guidance materials and individual support for training providers, apprentices and employers are provided throughout the on-programme learning. We also deliver a number of events and webinars to advise and guide across the range of apprenticeships we assess.


Download the factsheet here.

The EPA consists of 2 assessment methods

Workplace Synoptic Project Presentation & Discussion

Presentation based on a summary report prepared by the apprentice. This includes a series of questions that cover key areas of the standard

Vocational Competence Discussion

Structured discussion around the key elements of the apprenticeship

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