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MA Life Sciences at SCQF Level 5
Course content

Life Sciences and the Related Science Industries are high-tech, innovative and highly diverse areas, spanning pharmaceuticals, medical technology, biotechnology and industrial biotechnology. It has applications across many other sectors.

More information on the MA Life Sciences Framework can be found on the Skills Development Scotland (SDS) website.

Qualifications achieved
  • SVQ or alternative competency based qualification
    One of the following must be achieved:
  • SVQ 2 in Laboratory and Associated Technical Activities
    (Industrial Science) SCQF Level 6 GE49 22 SQA
  • SVQ 2 in Laboratory and Associated Technical Activities
    (Education Science) SCQF Level 6 GE4D 22 PAA\VQSET
  • SVQ 2 in Life Sciences and Related Industries
    SCQF Level 6 GJ2Y 22 SQA

Plus one of the following must be achieved:
• National Certificate in Applied Science SCQF Level 5 G9OM 45
• National Progression Award in Practical Science SCQF Level 5 GG37 45

Core skills
Each apprentice is required to achieve the following core skills:
  • Communication SCQF Level 4
  • Working with Others SCQF Level 4
  • Problem Solving SCQF Level 4
  • Information and Communication Technology SCQF Level 4
  • Numeracy SCQF Level 4
The programme should take 2 years to complete. Candidates will be work based and are reviewed by an assessor every 13 weeks throughout the duration of the programme. Candidates will attend College once a week on a day release basis.
Future prospects
Successful completion can lead to progression to SVQ Level 3 Life Science qualifications.
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