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Science (Laboratory) T Level

This course is suitable for anyone interested in a career in science.

The core element of a T-Level in Science will boost your knowledge in a range of topics such as the principles of good scientific and clinical practice, as well as fundamental scientific concepts; not to mention your understanding of standard operating procedures, management of equipment and work areas, stock control and storage, the importance of quality standards, health and safety. And as the science industry is so innovative, you’ll gain a better understanding of the world around you.

With a specialism in Laboratory Science, so you can get deeper into your chosen subject and build up the skills you need for your future job.

Then you’ll be able to put everything you learn into practice in your second year, with a substantial industry placement of around 45 days, but can last longer. Giving you an amazing opportunity to work with an employer developing your practical and technical skills required for a job in the industry.

Equivalent to three A-Levels, they enable progression to a range of science-based undergraduate degrees, apprenticeships, or direct employment within a science laboratory.

Aireville Campus
Study Location
2 Years
Level 3
Course Level

Entry Requirements

  • 5 GCSEs grades 4-9 – Science, Maths and English must be grade 5 or above
  • Applicants will also need to attend an interview to assess suitability for the course

What you will study

All students will develop a general understanding of health and science:

  • Working within the health and science sector
  • Health, safety and environmental regulations
  • Managing information and data
  • Principles of good scientific and clinical practice
  • Core science concepts including the structure of cells, tissues and large molecules, genetics, microbiology and immunology

They will also learn about topics specific to science:

  • Understanding the science sector
  • Further science knowledge, including cell cycle and cellular respiration, enzyme and protein structure, pathogens, classification of biological materials, kinetic changes and
  • Relevant analytical techniques
  • Scientific methodology
  • Experimental equipment and techniques
  • ethics of science

This component focuses solely on the chosen pathway, in this case – laboratory sciences. This component will include a range of classroom-based projects, practical and synoptic assessments designed to demonstrate your knowledge and skills.

Laboratory science

  • Perform a range of appropriate scientific techniques to collect experimental data in a laboratory setting, complying with regulations and requirements
  • Plan, review, implement and suggest improvements to scientific tasks relevant to a laboratory setting
  • Identify and resolve issues with scientific equipment or data errors

What's Next?

Select your preferred study programme (subject). You can make 2 choices now and make a final decision in June. We will give you a conditional offer based on your predicted/actual GCSEs.

Further Study

  • Degree course in forensic science, biology, chemistry or similar.
  • Advanced Apprenticehsip


  • Radiography technician
  • Microbiology laboratory technician
  • Biomedical laboratory technician
  • Forensics laboratory technician
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