Essential Laboratory Skills (NTTF)
The laboratory skills course is an intensive two day event designed to provide you with an opportunity to gain hands on experience using real laboratory equipment and develop confidence in working safely. It is for anyone looking to gain employment in a laboratory setting or who would like to refresh their practical skills, either for progression to university or after a career break. You will learn about how to apply the principles of Good Lab Practice (GLP), how to record information accurately, how to carry out risk assessments and complete COSHH reports in addition to essential lab techniques.
· Risk assessments and COSHH assessments
· Laboratory note book maintenance
· Pipetting skills
· Serial dilutions and Data analysis including standard curves
· Microbiological Techniques
· PCR and electrophoresis
No formal entry requirements needed but previous experience of science would be beneficial.
Method of Assessment
This course will provide experience of practical skills in a laboratory setting that can be beneficial for university and employment applications.