Laboratory Science T level

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This is a new generation of qualifications that offer an attractive, technical alternative to studying three different A Levels.

This exciting two-year course has been designed with employers to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to work within the science sector. The T Level has a mixture of technical knowledge and industry work placement to provide you with the skills and experience you need to start your science career.

This is a great opportunity for you to work alongside professionals, become part of a team and develop your skills to put the theory you learn into practice.

Course Information

The T Level is split into three main sections:

  • Technical qualification (TQ) is the main classroom-based element. Students will learn about their chosen sectors through a curriculum designed by employers and developed by an awarding organisation (AO).
  • Industry placement runs for a minimum of 315 hours (45 days) overall and will give students practical insight into their sector and an opportunity to embed the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom.
  • English, maths and digital provision are also built into the classroom-based element of the T Level, meaning students will be given a solid foundation of transferable skills.

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Who is this course for?

People who are seeking a more hands-on route into a science profession or university course.

Units / Modules

The T Level is split into three main sections:

- Technical Qualification (TQ) is the main classroom-based element. Students will learn about their chosen sectors through a curriculum designed by employers and developed by an awarding organisation (AO).

Core knowledge: This will be assessed via 2 written examinations

Section A units:

1. Working in the Health and Science Sector

2. The science Sector

3. Health, safety and environmental practices in the workplace.

4. Application of safety, health and environmental practices in the workplace.

5. Managing information and data within the health and science workplace.

6. Data handling and processing

7. Ethics

8. Good scientific and clinical practice

9. Scientific methodology

10. Experimental equipment and techniques

Section B units:

1. Core science concepts

2. Further science concepts

- Occupational specialism (Lab sciences): will include a series of classroom based projects, practicals and assignments to demonstrate your knowledge and skills. These will be focussed on topics more specific to laboratory science than topics covered in the Core knowledge section.

Objectives:

1. Perform a range of appropriate scientific techniques to collect experimental data in a lab setting, complying with regulations and requirements.

2. Plan, review, implement and suggest improvements to scientific tasks relevant to a laboratory setting.

3. Identify and resolve issues with scientific equipment or data errors.

- Employer led project: A project set by your work-placement employer. This must be completed to pass the core knowledge component of the course.

- Industry placement runs for a minimum of 315 hours (45 days) overall and will give students practical insight into their sector and an opportunity to embed the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom.

- English, maths and digital provision are also built into the classroom-based element of the T Level, meaning students will be given a solid foundation of transferable skills.

To achieve this qualification, the student must successfully demonstrate their achievement of the Core Component and one Occupational Specialism Component.

Core Component - This is externally assessed. Graded A*- E

Industry Specialism - This is a coursework-based unit graded: Pass/Merit/Distinction. It will also include a final project in the second year in which you work alongside your employer for your industry placement.

Benefits / Skills

Benefits of this programme include:

  • Gain essential knowledge and skills to work in science
  • Learn how the science industry works
  • Develop core scientific concepts and key regulations - managing information, health and safety, and good scientific/clinical practice

Entry Requirements

Grade 5s in English, Maths and Science at GCSE

Career Progression

  • Ideal for those seeking a career in a lab-based setting.
  • This can also be used to progress to a university course, with 168 UCAS points available.

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Course Details

Duration

2 years

Study Type

Full time

Start Date

13/09/2021

Course Code

77471-01

Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

Course Facts

Extra Curriculum

All of our labs are being fully refurbished just for this course!

Attendance

You will practise advanced practical techniques not used in our other science courses

Trips and Opportunities

This course is designed to give you a CV full of skills, knowledge and experience to take that first step into a career in laboratory science.

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Leeds City College
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