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Higher Apprenticeship for Life Sciences & Chemical Science Professionals. Delivery support from the Technical Apprenticeship Service. Key Features of the Higher Apprenticeship for Life Sciences & Chemical Science Professionals. Choice of pathways: Chemical Science Life Sciences Food Science

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Higher Apprenticeship for Life Sciences & Chemical Science Professionals

Delivery support from the Technical Apprenticeship Service

key features of the higher apprenticeship for life sciences chemical science professionals
Key Features of the Higher Apprenticeship for Life Sciences & Chemical Science Professionals

Choice of pathways:

  • Chemical Science
  • Life Sciences
  • Food Science
  • Process Development
  • Packaging Development
  • Healthcare Science

Choice of qualifications:

  • Work-based foundation degree through distance learning or day release with a University.
  • Work-based HND/C Diplomas through a local FE College.

Choice of Higher Apprenticeship Levels:

  • Level 4 in 2 years
  • Level 5 in 3 years

Professional Recognition:

  • Registered Science Technician
  • Registered Scientists
higher apprenticeship for life sciences chemical science professionals
Higher Apprenticeship for Life Sciences & Chemical Science Professionals

Any p/t BSc Life Sciences

or Bioscience

Chemical Science

Process Dev.

Packaging Dev.

Food Science

Any p/t BSc Chemical Science

or Chemistry

Any p/t BSc Food Science 

Any p/t BEng Mechanical Engineering 

Any p/t BEng Chemical Engineering 

L6

FdSc Chemical Science (MMU) or (Hull)

or

HND Diploma Chemical Science

for Industry

FdSc Applied Bioscience

Technology (Kent)

or

HND Diploma Biological

Sciences for Industry

Life Sciences

Healthcare Sc.

FD Plant & Process Engineering (Hull)

FD Mechanical Engineering (Hull)

FD Food Science & Technology (Nottingham Trent)

L5

Any p/t BSc Healthcare Science

HNC Diploma Chemical

Science for Industry

or FD Science Subject plus LATA Level 4

Or HNC Applied Chemistry plus LATA Level 4

FdSci Healthcare Science (UWE)

or

HND Diploma Biological

Sciences for Industry

HNC Diploma Biological

Sciences for Industry

or FD Science Subject plus LATA Level 4

or HNC Applied Biology plus LATA Level 4

HNC Diploma in Operations Engineering

plus

Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Process Industries Operations

L4

HNC Diploma Biological

Sciences for Industry

or FD Science Subject plus LATA Level 4

or HNC Applied Biology plus LATA Level 4

All 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.

delivering the higher apprenticeship for life sciences chemical science professionals
Delivering the Higher Apprenticeship for Life Sciences & Chemical Science Professionals

It is different to most apprenticeships:

  • It’s about high-level skills for new or existing workforce, aged 19+.
  • Opportunity for HEI/FE partnerships.
  • HEFCE funded HE qualifications.
  • Tuition fees can be funded through a Student Loan.
  • Sits outside SFA funding requirements.
  • Supported by NAS vacancy matching service, national award schemes, national promotion of higher apprenticeships.
  • It’s a COMMERCIAL OFFER.
supporting the foundation degree route
Supporting the Foundation Degree Route
  • HEI do not provide apprenticeships
  • HEI deliver the foundation degree only

How are the Higher Apprenticeship framework elements delivered?

  • The TAS HA delivery support service
  • HA Induction for HEI/employer/apprentice
  • ERR
  • PLTS embedded in Foundation Degrees
  • Functional skills
  • ACE registration
  • ACE certification submission
tas ha delivery support service for hei

TAS confirm employer commitment to employ the higher apprentice

TAS confirm availability of course place with HEI

TAS HA Delivery Support Service for HEI

TAS check capability of employer to provide full range of work based learning and assessment

Apprentice recruitment (internal or external candidate)

Recruitment & Enrolment

TAS confirm apprentice details

Apprentice enrols with HEI

TAS confirm workplace mentor and inform HEI

TAS confirm Apprenticeship Agreement is in place

TAS register candidate on ACE system and pay the registration fee

HEI confirms apprentice meets course entry requirements  

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TAS arrange for candidate to complete the ERR checklist - cross referenced to their company induction for existing employees with sign off by their workplace mentor.

The checklist is completed during first year of programme.

If functional skills test is required , TAS arrange with a suitable provider and agree the fee. TAS confirm arrangements in writing and issue contract to selected provider.

The functional skills test certificate must be achieved within 3 years.

TAS check candidate’s literacy, numeracy and IT qualifications against the SASE requirements to identify if they need to do the functional skills test.

TAS HA Delivery Support Service for HEI

Apprentice completes and achieves qualifications  

Programme Delivery

tas ha delivery support service for hei2

TAS prepare suite of Cogent Apprenticeship Certification templates for the candidate to complete at the end of their apprenticeship.

HEI issues qualification certificate

TAS HA Delivery Support Service for HEI
  • TAS support candidate to prepare the portfolio of evidence required for final certification.
  • Qualification certificates
  • Functional skills certificates
  • ERR completion form
  • GLH declaration
  • Apprentice declaration of permission for TAS to apply for certification on their behalf.

HEI completes GLH declaration statement

Apprentice Certification

TAS apply for ACE Certification and pay certification fee.

Candidate completes apprenticeship

what are the higher apprenticeship costs
What are the Higher Apprenticeship costs?
  • Professional Science Technicians Pilot is running during 2012/13.
  • Employers participating in the 2012/13 pilot will be eligible for free TAS HA. Delivery Support Service for HEI.
  • Employers will have to pay a fee to TAS for this service in subsequent years.
  • Cost of Higher Apprenticeship post pilot will comprise:
    • Tuition fees (apprentice may be eligible for student loan)
    • TAS HEI support fee
    • Apprentice salary.
contact us
Contact us…

Christine Sakhardande

Science Technicians Programme Manager

Cogent SSC Ltd.

T: 01925 515207

M: 07500 02 60 58

E: christine.sakhardande@cogent-ssc.com

Nick Durrington

Relationship Manager

Technical Apprenticeship Service

T: 01925 515 244

M: 07725 26 27 99

E: nick.durrington@the-tas.com

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Contact us…

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