Higher Apprenticeship for Life Sciences & Chemical Science ProfessionalsDeveloping Science Professionalsoverview
Exceptional Talent, Exceptional Skills• A new Higher Apprenticeship for Life Sciences & Chemical Science Professionals.• A professional development programme for laboratory, scientific and technical employees up to graduate level.• A quality assured national framework using nationally recognised qualifications.• Pathways for chemical science, life science, food science, healthcare science, process development and packaging development.• Supports professional recognition as registered science technician or registered scientist.• An alternative work-based training route to the traditional academic route to graduate status.
Exceptional Talent, Exceptional SkillsThe Higher Apprenticeship offers:•An opportunity to recruit ambitious people committed to developing their careerin your company.•An employer driven work-based development programme tailored to the highlevel skills needs of your laboratory, scientific and technical employees that iscomplemented by academic knowledge.•A route to grow your own talent pool and build an elite cohort to work alongsideyour graduate intake.•A programme that allows you to develop new, diverse talent working alongsideyour existing experts and address the challenges of retaining corporateknowledge and succession planning.•A structured method for developing the mentoring and supervisory skills ofestablished employees.
Exceptional Talent, Exceptional SkillsThe Higher Apprenticeship offers:•A CPD programme for your laboratory, scientific and technical employees.•A programme that recognises the current skills of your laboratory, scientific andtechnical employees and provides motivation to achieve professional status.•Flexibility to allow Apprentices to remain in the role they have entered or havethe opportunity to progress within the company, gaining further experience andqualifications as they develop.•Higher Apprentices are focussed individuals with a commitment to developingpractical skills alongside the high level academic knowledge needed forchallenging technical roles in hi-tech industries.•A new way to recruit and train laboratory, scientific and technical employees.
Higher Apprenticeship for Life Sciences & Chemical Science Professionals Chemical Science Life Sciences Healthcare Sc. Process Dev. Packaging Dev. Food Science Any p/t BSc Chemical Any p/t BSc Life Sciences Any p/t BSc Healthcare Any p/t BEng Chemical Any p/t BEng Mechanical Any p/t BSc Food Science or Bioscience Science Engineering Engineering Science or Chemistry FdSc Chemical Science FdSc Applied Bioscience FdSci Healthcare Science FD Plant & Process FD Mechanical FD Food Science & (MMU) or (Hull) Technology (Kent) (UWE) Engineering (Hull) Engineering (Hull) Technology (Nottingham Trent) or or or HND Diploma Chemical HND Diploma Biological HND Diploma Biological Science Sciences for Industry Sciences for Industry for Industry HNC Diploma Chemical HNC Diploma Biological HNC Diploma Biological HNC Diploma in Science for Industry Sciences for Industry Sciences for Industry Operations Engineering plusor FD Science Subject plus or FD Science Subject plus or FD Science Subject plus LATA Level 4 LATA Level 4 LATA Level 4 Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Process IndustriesOr HNC Applied Chemistry or HNC Applied Biology or HNC Applied Biology Operations plus LATA Level 4 plus LATA Level 4 plus LATA Level 4All pathways include professional competences gained through Personal Learning & Thinking Skills, Employee Rights & Responsibilities and Functional Skills.Entry at level 4 or 5 minimum requirements: A Levels or a BTEC in STEM subjects or an Advanced Apprenticeship, for example: Laboratory and Science Technicians.
Professional Recognition through ScienceCouncil and professional bodiesChemical Science Pathway Life Sciences Pathway Qualification at Level 5 Professional competencies Registered Commitment to CPD Scientist RSC or Professional body code of conduct SoB Supervisor support Qualification at Level 3 Professional competencies Registered Commitment to CPD Science Professional body code of conduct Technician Supervisor support RSC or SoB
Exceptional Talent, Exceptional SkillsThe Higher Apprenticeship costs:•Individuals may apply for a student loan to contribute to tuition fees.•Programme costs set by the training provider.•Framework delivery costs set by TAS.•Government incentive grants to encourage employment of apprentices may beavailable through your training provider.•Support for professional registration fees and framework delivery costs isavailable through the Developing Science Professionals Programme up to March2013.
Exceptional Talent, Exceptional SkillsThe Higher Apprenticeship is supported by:Technical Apprenticeship Service (TAS)•Manage delivery of the Higher Apprenticeship.•Help specify, advertise and recruit apprentices and support internal HR & trainingfacilities.•Help source local and national training provision.•Contractually can employ the apprentice on behalf of the employer to overcomeany ‘headcount’ issues and reduce any perceived ‘risk’.National Apprenticeship Services (NAS)•Quality assured national framework.•Advertise for Higher Apprentices through apprentice matching service.•Recognition of your company training through national awards schemes.