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Title: Laboratory Sciences T Level

Pathway: Health, Science & Sport

Available Study Options:
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Study Option

There are currently no other study options available for this course.

What will I study?

We offer a T Level (level 3) in Science with a specialism in Laboratory Science. This is a valuable career which has many career opportunities working in research, technician roles and manufacturing.

If you want to join the valuable work that is done within this sector then this this is your opportunity to enrol on this new generation of qualifications that offer an attractive technical alternative to studying three different A Levels.

This course has been designed with employers to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to work within this field. It blends the development of technical knowledge with industry work placement to provide you with the skills and experience you need to start your healthcare science career.

This is a great opportunity for you to work alongside professionals, become part of the team and develops your skills as you put theory into practice.

To enrol on this course you must have a minimum of five GCSEs , 3 of which must be English, maths and science at a minimum of grade 5.

How will I be assessed?

Core modules: there will be two externally set exams at the end of the first year and an employer set project; this is a controlled assessment completed within College and is fully linked to your industry work placement experience.

Specialist modules: there will be three externally set assessments carried out in year two - two exams and one assignment based.

What will this lead to?

After successfully completing this course you will be able to progress onto an undergraduate degree in science related subjects. Alternatively, you may choose to progress to a higher level Apprenticeship or go into employment within a laboratory setting.

Entry requirements

Entry Level Courses : 
Skills for Life & Work 
No formal qualifications are required for this course, although evidence of personal progression from previous education establishments would be beneficial.  
These courses are specifically designed for learners with a special educational need (SEND). 

Skills & Employability  
English & maths GCSE Grades G-U / 1 or English & maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3  

Full Time ESOL
No formal qualification are required for this course, you will recieve an offer of a place subject to passing an assessment;

Full Time GCSE Re-sit Study Course
You will receive an offer of a place on the course subject to passing an assessment. 

Full Time Level 1 Course 
English & Maths GCSE Grades E-G/1- 2 or English & Maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3. 

Full Time Level 2 Course 
Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 including English and Maths or a vocational qualification Level 1 in the chosen subject, plus GCSE grade D/3 in both English and Maths. 
English & Maths Functional Skills Level 1 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSEs.  

Full time Level 3 Course
Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A-C/4-9 (including English and Maths) or a vocational qualification Level 2 in the chosen subject,
English & Maths Functional Skills Level 2 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSEs in some subject areas.  

T Level 
Minimum of 4 GCSE passes but English and Maths GCSE must be Grade 4 or above. 
T levels in Science and Healthcare Science will also require a minimum of a grade 4 in a GCSE Science subject.


How to apply

You can apply for this programme via the Apply Now button, at the top.

If this course area is available as an apprenticeship, this will show under 'Study Option' on the right-hand side, just below the Apply Now button. You can view all of our apprenticeship vacanices and subjects by clicking the 'Apprenticeships' in the top menu.


If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course and are taking a course leading to a qualification, the tuition and exam fees are free. However, there may be some additional costs for optional trips, recommended text books and professional start up kits. We have a bursary scheme to assist with these costs.

  • If you're aged 19 or over, you may be eligible for funding towards your course fees. It will depend on your personal circumstances and will be discussed at enrolment. You will be asked to bring documentation with you when you are invited to enrol.
  • If you are aged 19 and over and study Maths or English and do not already hold a C grade/4 or higher in the subject that you are studying, you will get the course for free.
  • If you have any queries please contact us on 0161 785 4039 or email

What happens next?

It is important that you come along and speak to one of our staff about your choice/s.

Once we receive your application, you will be invited in to speak to a tutor or a member of the Apprenticeship team to discuss your application.

This will provide you with the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the course/Apprenticeship and to see our facilities.

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