Scientific Technologies


Glasgow Clyde College, Langside Campus


SCQF Level 6


Year 1
All day Tuesday at college
All day Thursday shared between college and work placement

Course Outline Entry Requirements Course Content Progression

Course Outline

In Scotland there are over 7,500 roles at the Laboratory Assistant/ Technician trainee/ Trainee Scientist/ Technologist level within Life sciences related operations. These roles span across industry, universities, schools, further education colleges and NHS.

Starting in S6 the Foundation Apprenticeship in Scientific Technologies presents an opportunity for Senior Phase pupils, still attending school, to undertake industry specific qualifications and blend an academic qualification with work-based learning.

Entry Requirements

Candidates intending to leave school at the end of S6 with minimum of one or more Highers including Chemistry. As a guide:

  • Achieved National 5 Chemistry (A-C) by the end of S5
  • Achieved or working towards Higher Chemistry (A- C) by end of S6

Course Content

National Progression Award in Scientific Technologies
• Laboratory Safety
• Mathematics for Science
• Fundamental Chemistry: An Introduction
• Experimental Procedures: Science

SVQ in Laboratory and Associated Technical Activities (Industrial Science) (Part of)
• Follow Health and Safety procedures for Scientific or Technical Activities
• Carry out simple Scientific or technical tests using manual equipment
• Prepare compounds and solutions for Scientific or Technical use


• Modern Apprenticeship in Life Sciences
• HNC/D in Applied Sciences / Science related subjects
• University