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NOCN EPA Laboratory Technician

This NOCN EPA will assess the competency of an Laboratory Technician apprentice against the Skills, Knowledge and Behaviors specified in the Standard.

  • Reference: Laboratory Technician
  • Level: 3

Duration: 18-24 Months • Funding Band: 13 • Maximum Funding: £21,000


Laboratory technicians work in a wide range of organisations, including chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, formulated products, nuclear companies; and analytical science services. A laboratory technician may carry out both routine and one-off laboratory testing and perform a variety of technical support functions across the organisation. In any context working safety and ethically is paramount and many companies operate under highly regulated conditions because of the need to control the quality and safety of products, for example medicines. Laboratory technicians are expected to work both individually and as part of a laboratory team. They are able to work with minimum supervision, taking responsibility for the quality and accuracy of the work that is undertaken. They are proactive in finding solutions to problems and identifying areas for improving the business.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry criteria for this standard; individual employers may set their own entry criteria.


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