The main purpose of the qualification is to develop the theory of scientific principles and practical techniques which, when taken with other complementary science-based qualifications, will prepare you to progress to higher education or employment in the science sector.
This qualification introduces laboratory-related supervisory systems and procedures together with advanced technical skills in specialist areas of science and technology. It covers knowledge of laboratory Health, Safety
and Environmental practices; managing operations within the laboratory and advanced laboratory procedures.
Qualifications across the UK have different levels. Click here for an explanation