T Level in Science (Laboratory Sciences)

Level 1 Diploma
Course Location


Stockport College


Stockport College

Course Overview

If you want a career in Laboratory Science, then this this is your opportunity to enrol on this 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.

Further Details


College 16-18

Course Start Date


Course Duration



Science & Pharmacy

5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including maths, English language and a Science subject.

These Level 3 technical qualifications provide learners with the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to progress into skilled employment or higher-level technical training or study in the health and science sector. The core knowledge and understanding are assessed through an examination and core skills through a practical employer-set project. In addition to this, maths, English, and general digital skills will be integrated within the qualification in occupationally relevant contexts.

Core component:

1. Route core component

2. Pathway core component

Occupational specialism components:

1. Technical: Laboratory Sciences

After successfully completing this course you will be able to progress onto an undergraduate degree course in forensic science, biology, chemistry or similar. You may also choose to progress to a higher level Apprenticeship, or go into employment within a laboratory setting.

A fully competent Laboratory Scientist will be able to work in a wide range of organisations, including but not exclusively, chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, formulated products, nuclear and analytical services. A Laboratory Scientist can carry out a range of technical and scientific activities which may include laboratory-based investigations and scientific experimentation in their specialist field.

Core component:

1. Paper A written examination

2. Paper B written examination

3. Employer-set project

Occupational specialism component:

1. Synoptic assignments

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are a resident in the UK and the European Economic Area or have been for the last 3 years. You must be under 19 years old on 31st August in the calendar year you start your course.

For learners 19+ years old, please contact the Customer Services team.

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