Essential Laboratory Skills (NTTF)

Course Content

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.

Course content:

·      GLP

·      Risk assessments and COSHH assessments

·      Laboratory note book maintenance

·      Pipetting skills

·      Serial dilutions and Data analysis including standard curves

·      Microbiological Techniques

·      PCR and electrophoresis

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements needed but previous experience of science would be beneficial.

Method of Assessment


Future Prospects

This course will provide experience of practical skills in a laboratory setting that can be beneficial for university and employment applications.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Part-Time Day

  • Campus

    Kingsway Campus

  • Start Date

    06 Jun 2022

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    2 Days

  • Subject Area


  • This course is currently free as part of our Skills Boost Activity but would normally cost £37.50
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