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MA Life Sciences at SCQF Level 7
Course content

This Modern Apprenticeship comprises three elements: an SVQ, an HNC in Applied Science and certification of Core Skills. The SVQs available allow candidates to tailor the award to their specific workplace requirements.

There is a choice of 2 SVQs— LATA with 2 pathways and LSARI with 3 pathways:
• LATA 3 Industrial Science - 5 mandatory units and 3 optional units to complete
• LATA Education Science - 3 mandatory and 5 optional units to achieve
• LSARI Level 3 each pathway (Industrial, Education and Clinical) - 2 mandatory     and 6 optional units to achieve

A number of optional units complete the programme. This SVQ course is work based and all assessments will take place in a day to day working environment. Candidates will attend college on a day release basis to complete all units required for HN qualification and Core Skills.

More information on the MA Life Sciences Framework can be found on the Skills Development Scotland (SDS) website.
Qualifications achieved
Each apprentice is required to achieve one of the following qualifications:
  • SVQ 3 in Laboratory and Associated Technical Activates (Industrial Science)
    SCQF Level 7 GE4C 23 SQA
  • SVQ 3 in Laboratory and Associated Technical Activates (Education Science)
    SCQF Level 7 GE4A 23 SQA
  • SVQ 3 Life Sciences and Related Industries SCQF Level 7 GJ30 23 SQA
Plus one of the following must be achieved:
  • National Certificate in Applied Sciences SCQF Level 6 G90N 46
  • National Progression Award in Laboratory Science SCQF Level 6 G9G6 46
  • Higher National Certificate in Bioscience SCQF Level 7 G8WV 15
  • Higher National Certificate in Applied Sciences SCQF Level 7 G7V9 15
  • Professional Development Award in Laboratory Science SCQF Level 7 G9F0 47
  • Higher National Certificate in Applied Sciences SCQF Level 7 GK6E 15.  This qualification will replace the HNC in Applied Science G7V9 15 once it has lapsed. New Modern Apprentices can register on this qualification now.
Core skills
Each apprentice is required to achieve the following core skills:
  • Communication SCQF Level 5
  • Working with Others SCQF Level 5
  • Problem Solving SCQF Level 5
  • Information and Communication Technology SCQF Level 5
  • Numeracy SCQF Level 5
Duration
The programme should take 3 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.

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