Health and Science: Science (Science for Laboratory or Food Science Professionals)

Are you interested in working with science in practical way? Did you know there are technical jobs in everything from chocolate laboratories to cleaning up rivers, bio-chemical analysis, dealing with hazardous materials, and even food development and testing? This T Level is designed to set you on the right path to put your science skills into action. There are so many companies… What is different about this course is the fact it has been designed and built by employers from the ground up to be a high-level technical qualification that’s the equivalent of 3 A Levels, including all the cutting-edge real requirements for working in the modern workplace. This is THE new gold standard for vocational education. You’ll learn in a way that’s different from school where you’ll be developing team and professional skills to get you ready for employment as well as all the essential knowledge needed for the sector of your choice.

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What will I study?

You’ll study in three main areas. You’ll learn sector critical knowledge and practice while exploring the different job roles you may want to progress into. Much of the learning will be looking at real life scenarios which will mean you’ll be doing teamwork, research, and working directly with professionals. This part of the course will also prepare you for applying for jobs and getting ready for the professional workplace.

You’ll learn how to undertake research in a laboratory setting and explore new knowledge directly linked to this sector. A key aspect of this will be honing your laboratory skills, techniques and practice, including how to use equipment. Part of the focus will also be investigating the fascinating science behind real life scenarios such as creating more healthy and notorious food to meet the very real demand of future production, or tackling how to invent environmentally friendly packaging in the fight against plastic pollution.

The third element is a great opportunity to experience real world work placements in a professional setting. You’ll work with employers to help develop your understanding of the sector and the jobs available within it. The substantial placement allows you to immerse yourself in the professional world and see your classroom work in practice, and also gives you the experience to bring back to college to help your deeper understanding. We’ll prepare you for work, but you’ll also reflect on your experience so you really develop.

How will I learn?

A typical week could see you using industry equipment in a lab, having a lecture on nano technology, working in a team measuring invertebrate samples in a field margin, investigating a case study such as hydrogen powered cars, or a group discussion with an employer on the design of artificial limbs.

On completing your T Level you’ll have the potential to apply for a higher apprenticeship, aspire to progress into Higher Education, or apply to directly enter skilled employment.

Are there any specific entry requirements?

A grade 4 in English and Maths.

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