Scientific Technologies (Laboratory Skills)

SCQF level: 6
Starts: May 2018
Ends: April 2020
Kingsway Campus
Year 1: Mon & Wed 2-5pm. Year 2: (TBC)

Entry requirements:
Pupils will be required to have science qualifications at Level 5, demonstrate their ability to work at Level 6 and beyond and show that they have a genuine interest in participation in a work-based programme.

Course content:
Vocational skills will be developed, demonstrated and assessed whilst on work placement through the achievement of the SVQ units within the framework of the Scientific Technologies Foundation Apprenticeship. You will develop further employability skills whilst on work placement.

NPA Laboratory Science Units Include

• Mathematics for Science (level 5)
Develops skills in statistics, algebra, and graphical work and how to apply these skills in   an appropriate scientific context

• Fundamental Chemistry: An Introduction (level 6)
Introduction to the main concepts of chemistry

• Laboratory Safety (level 5)
Introduction to the health and safety aspects of laboratory techniques

• Experimental Procedures: Science (level 6)
Develops knowledge, understanding and practical skills across a range of scientific   techniques

Year 1
In S5, you will attend college two ½ days per week to develop your understanding of the values and principles of Laboratory Science before applying to practice whilst on work placement.

Year 2
Work placement in an industry approved workplace building real life skills and attributes which are specialised to a chosen career.

Progression opportunities:
• Further study
• Progression to employment, non-apprenticeship route
• Modern Apprenticeship

Find out more about Foundation Apprenticeships at

Find out more about what the college is offering by contacting Kathryn Simpson at or 01382 834897
You can also speak to your school Guidance Teacher (Dundee schools) or Pupil Care and Support Teacher (Angus schools).