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					Framework Template – AAG 20 November 2003




        Apprenticeship and
        Advanced
        Apprenticeship in
          Advanced Apprenticeship/Modern Apprenticeship for Laboratory
                                   Technicians
                                      And
          Apprenticeship/Foundation Modern Apprenticeship for Laboratory
                                   Technicians


        Framework Template
        (England and Wales)

        Framework Code - 288

Date submitted to AAG:            31st August 2004

Date approved by AAG:


Issue number:                     1


Implementation date:              September 04




Reference LSC/AA000/0974/04
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Framework Template – AAG 20 November 2003


Contents


                                                          Page No.   Paragraph No.




1       Details of the Industry or sector                      3
1.1     Plans for the Framework                                3

2       Summary of Mandatory Outcomes                          5

3       Overview of the Framework
3.1     Rationale for Framework                                6
3.2     Employed Status                                        7
3.3     Consultation on Framework Development                  8
3.4     Consultation with the Industry/Sector/Providers        9

4       Content of Framework
4.1     NVQ(s)                                                 10
4.2     Key Skills                                             10
4.3     Technical Certificates                                 10
4.4     Additional Employer Requirements                       10
4.5     Employment Rights and Responsibilities                 10

5       Implementation of Framework
5.1     Entry Requirements                                     12
5.2     On- and Off-the-job Learning                           12
5.3     Minimum Duration of Training                           12
5.4     Health and Safety                                      12
5.5     Equality and Inclusion                                 12
5.6     transfer arrangements from previous Framework          13

6.      Achievement and Progression
6.1     Certification                                          13
6.2     Progression                                            13

7.      Marketing and Promotion                                14

8.      Fact Sheet Template                                    15

Annex A          Technical Certificates                        16
Annex B          Apprenticeship                                17
                 NVQ’s                                         17
                 Key Skills                                    18
                 Technical Certificates                        18
Annex B          Advanced Apprenticeship                       19
                 NVQ’s                                         19
                 Key Skills                                    20
                 Technical Certificates                        20

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1     Details of the Industry or Sector

                 Item                                         Detail

Apprenticeship                        Apprenticeship/Foundation Modern Apprenticeship
                                      for Laboratory Technicians.
                                      Framework applies to England and Wales.

Advanced Apprenticeship               Advanced Apprenticeship/Modern Apprenticeship
                                      for Laboratory Technicians
                                      Framework applies to England and Wales.

Name of SSC/sector body               SEMTA

Contact name                          Mr Ian Carnell
                                      Head of Frameworks and Product Development.
Address                               SEMTA
                                      14 Upton Road
                                      Watford
                                      Hertfordshire WD18 0JT


Telephone number                      01923 238441

Fax number                            01923 652388

Email address                         Icarnell@semta.org.uk

Date sent to AAG                      31/08/04

Date of Implementation


1.1   Plans for the Framework


SEMTA (the Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies Alliance) is the Sector
Skills Council (SSC) for Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies and covers
the core science, engineering and technology sectors across the UK economy. It has
responsibility for science, technology and mathematics based occupations wherever they
exist.
SEMTA inherited work on revising the Advanced Apprenticeship (AA) frameworks for
Laboratory Technicians in Education. The work on the Laboratory Technician in
Education AA - which suffered from very poor take-up - was absorbed into a new project to
develop a generic Laboratory Technicians AA.
A new, inclusive Steering Group was formed. At the first meeting the decision was taken to
develop a complimentary Apprenticeship Framework.
This framework is just one of a number owned by the SSC.




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SEMTA’s future arrangements and plans for these Frameworks are closely linked with
developments just concluded by SEMTA with the NOS and NVQ for these Frameworks.
This was the review and development of National Occupational Standards and N/SVQs for
Laboratory Technicians. The new NVQ recently approved by QCA combine the previous
various NVQs for Laboratory Technicians into a single combined suite of qualifications
with discrete pathways for Education and Manufacturing. This new generic qualification
was designed to enable progression and movement of Laboratory Technicians between
adjacent sectors and disciplines. This design criteria was replicated in the development of
the new A/AA Frameworks and the expectation was that the new NVQs would be an
integrated into a flexible and relevant infrastructure for the development of Laboratory
Technicians.
The new suite of NVQs is approved and it is anticipated that Awarding Bodies will have
them accredited by QCA in August 04. The existing NVQs expire at end December 2004
SEMTA have invited all the sectors that employ Laboratory Technicians and were part of
the NVQ development to participate in the Apprenticeship development.




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2      Summary of the Mandatory Outcomes

Framework Code
2      8       8


       Apprenticeship              Level            Advanced              Level
                                                  Apprenticeship
            NVQ(s)                                     NVQ(s)

Laboratory and Associated           2      Laboratory and Associated       3
Technical Activities (LATA)                Technical Activities (LATA)
Level 2                                    Level 3

(A to follow the appropriate                   (AA to follow the
pathway in the NVQ)                        appropriate pathway in the
                                                     NVQ)
           Key Skills                                Key Skills

Communication – Level 1             1      Communication – Level 2         2
Application of Number –                    Application of Number –
Level 1                                    Level 2




    Technical certificates(s)                  Technical certificate(s)

BTEC First Diploma in               2      BTEC National Award in          3
Applied Science                            Applied Science
                                           BTEC National Certificate       3
PAA/VQSET Certificate in            2      in Applied Science
Laboratory Technical Skills                BTEC National Diploma in        3
                                           Applied Science

                                           PAA/VQSET Certificate in        3
                                           Laboratory Technical Skills


Additional employer requirements                Additional employer
                                                  requirements
None
                                           None



     Employment rights and                     Employment rights and
        responsibilities                          responsibilities



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The Steering Group has                       The Steering Group has
recommended that ERR is                      recommended that ERR is
included in the induction                    included in the induction
and subsequent phases of                     and subsequent phases of
the Apprentice training.                     the Advanced Apprentice
SEMTA have produced                          training. SEMTA have
customised ERR workbooks                     produced customised ERR
for the laboratory based                     workbooks for the
apprentice and their                         laboratory based
trainer(s). ERR must be                      apprentice and their
completed by the end of the                  trainer(s). ERR must be
apprenticeship. On                           completed by the end of
completion, the trainer or                   the apprenticeship. On
training provider should fill                completion, the trainer or
in the ‘Confirmation of                      training provider should fill
Completion’ form contained                   in the ‘Confirmation of
within the ERR workbook.                     Completion’ form
This form must be included                   contained within the ERR
with the request for the                     workbook. This form must
Apprenticeship Certificate                   be included with the
                                             request for the Advanced
                                             Apprenticeship Certificate.




3     Overview of the Framework

3.1   Rationale for Framework

 Although the immediate need was to revise and refresh the Advanced Apprenticeship
 Framework for Laboratory Technicians in Education (LTiE) which was inherited by
 SEMTA from the ST&M Council with a very poor take up. The overall rationale for these A
 and AA Frameworks has been the development of Frameworks that provide learning,
 development and progression opportunities for all Laboratory Technicians in England and
 Wales. The infrastructure for the training and development of laboratory technicians has
 been fragmented in previous years and SEMTA, as the SSC with responsibility for
 Science Technicians, has taken the opportunity to pull together all the interested parties
 and learning outcomes into a cohesive structure. The first stage was the development of a
 single suite of NVQs from levels 1 – 4 for laboratory technicians with discrete pathways.
 This was recently approved by QCA. The next step in the Strategy as the development of
 the A/AA Frameworks.

 The sectors likely to use the A/AA Frameworks cover anyone involved who employ of
 Technicians involved in ‘science’. The prime target sectors are engineering manufacture
 and education. In research done by SEMTA in connection to the ‘Footprint’ for the SSC
 submission the number of Laboratory Technicians was identified as 2 million.


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 The original LTiE Framework was only an AA. The education sector is keen to have a
 structure that allows vertical and horizontal progression. In schools there will be career
 pathways launched in 2004, the A & AA will compliment these. In engineering
 manufacture the A & AA Framework will complement the existing Frameworks by offering
 discrete progression pathways for Laboratory Technicians. The proposal for the
 Framework has been universally welcomed and supported by the employers, their
 representatives and the Training
 Providers.

 The sectors covered by SEMTA include ‘science’ within the main engineering
 manufacturing groups of basic metal manufacture, metal products, mechanical
 equipment, electronics, electrical equipment, and motor vehicles, aerospace. The remit to
 science technicians has incorporated, Education (Schools, FE and HE), biotechnology
 and applied sciences i.e. Forensics, materials analysis and quality/condition testing. The
 job roles fall into two discreet categories. Practical laboratory testing and analysis and
 technician working in Education where there is an element of support for the learner
 combined with practical laboratory work (i.e. research).

 The LTiE AMA Framework has 36 apprentices registered. Projections are for 200 new
 registrations on the new Framework in 2004. There is presently no Apprenticeship
 Framework; the target is for 100 in 2004. These are ‘conservative’ estimates in the launch
 year and a marketing/implementation strategy is being developed to significantly increase
 take-up in 2005 onwards. Uptake is expected to increase as the Frameworks are
 embedded into development structure for these sectors and the infrastructure expands
 e.g. with the inclusion of Foundation Degrees.




3.2   Employed Status

SEMTA policy is that all Apprentices should ideally be employed from the start of the
apprenticeship. If not, the apprentice must be linked with an employer or sponsored by an
employer from the outset, even if they are not actually employed.

This policy was endorsed by the Steering Group developing the Laboratory A & AA
Frameworks, and the National Training Frameworks Sub-Committee (NTFSC).




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3.3   Consultation on Framework Development

You are required to give details of the Steering Group/Management Group members
involved in the development of the framework

Organisation                                         Name of Representative

Employers
Alstom Transport                                     Paul Corrall
BAE Systems Marine                                   Don Logan
Ministry of Defence                                  Dave Pell
Rolls Royce                                          Graham Schuhmacher
IST                                                  Phillippa Nobbs
Manchester University                                John Robinson
CLEAPSS                                              Peter Burrows
ASE                                                  John Lawrence
Newlands Girls’ School                               Pauline Maynell
Corus – Wales                                        Mike Rose
Providers
Ford Technical Training Centre                       Mark Ferries
METCOM                                               Gregor Macdonald
Training 2000 Ltd                                    Jeff Cowburn
Coleg Sir Gar                                        Barry Liles
Liverpool University                                 Holly Wilson
Stoke on Trent College                               Sheila Chapman
LSCs
LSC                                                  Benita Holmes/Helen White
Trade Union(s)




Connexions or Careers Service
ConneXions                                           Rob McPherson


Awarding Bodies
PAA|VQSET                                            Ann Randall
EDEXCEL                                              Kath Skillern
Others
Metskill                                             Peter Hill
Proskill/BCF                                         Don Clement
Proskill/EPIC                                        David Hudson
COGENT                                               Pete Crowther
Gatesby Foundation                                   Robert Rees
HESDA                                                Robert Hardwick




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3.4     Consultation with the Industry/Sector/Providers

(Please delete the box(es) which do not apply)

Post                     YES


Email                    YES

Telephone                YES

Focus groups             YES


Other (please specify)   Workshop with the steering group

                                   Organisation                Name of Representative
Employers
No. of employers
All LEAs                 ASE                                John Lawrence
All LEAs                 CLEAPSS                            Peter Burrows
See list 3.3 above



Providers
See list 3.3 above




LSCs/ELWa
regional offices



Trade Union(s)



Connexions or
Careers Wales
See list 3.3 above

Awarding Bodies
See list 3.3 above
Higher Education
(AMAs) only
                         HESDA                              Robert Hardwick
Others
See list 3.3 above




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4      Content of Framework

4.1    NVQ(s)

A - Laboratory and Associated Technical Activities (LATA) at Level 2
AA - - Laboratory and Associated Technical Activities (LATA) at Level 3
As explained in 3.1 this NVQ has been specifically designed for all laboratories
Technicians. The NVQ has pathways for all Laboratory Technicians and
employers/Providers will select the appropriate Units from the structure for the Apprentice
and their employer.


4.2    Key Skills

A–
Communication – Level 1
Application of Number – Level 1
AA –
Communication – Level 2
Application of Number – Level 2


4.3    Technical Certificates

A      - BTEC First Diploma in Applied Science
       - PAA/VQSET Certificate in Laboratory Technical Skills – Level 2

AA     - BTEC National Award in Applied Science
       - BTEC National Certificate in Applied Science
       - BTEC National Diploma in Applied Science
       - PAA/VQSET in Laboratory Technical Skills – Level 3




4.4    Additional Employer Requirements

None




4.5    Employment Rights and Responsibilities

  ERR will be included in the induction and subsequent phases of the Apprentices training
or both the AA and A.
In consultation with the Steering Group, SEMTA have produced customised ERR


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workbooks for the laboratory based apprentice and their trainer. ERR must be completed
by the end of the apprenticeship. On completion, the trainer or training provider should fill
in the ‘Confirmation of Completion’ form contained within the ERR workbook. This form
must be included with the request for the AA Certificate.




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5       Implementation of Framework
5.1    Entry Requirements
The A and AA frameworks do not impose any restrictions to entry such as minimum levels
of qualifications. However, for entry onto the programmes, candidates must be able to
demonstrate the potential to achieve the relevant NVQ (NVQ Level 2 for the A and NVQ
Level 3 for the AA) and their associated Technical Certificates. Candidates must also be
able to demonstrate an ability to achieve the Key Skills required.

The prime responsibility for selection and recruitment of the apprentice lies with individual
employers who will have a clear idea of their own requirements. The frameworks embrace
a wide range of levels, types of job and different career paths and therefore the broad
principles of selection must be sufficiently flexible to allow employers to tailor them to meet
their particular requirements.

As a general guide, candidates should have the following skills and attributes:

    •   Self motivation to succeed within the industry
    •   Being numerate and literate
    •   Self discipline and enthusiasm
    •   Willingness to learn and apply that learning in the workplace
    •   Willingness to work with due regard to Health & Safety of self and others
    •   Willingness to communicate effectively with a range of people
    •   Willingness to work flexibly, encompassing both on and off job environments
    •   Willingness to observe the employer’s terms and conditions of employment.


5.2    On- and Off-the-job Learning
The expectation is that learning will take place both in the workplace and in centres of
learning i.e. Colleges of FE. SEMTA recommend that off the job learning is equivalent to
approx. 40% of total Apprenticeship time. The programme should be flexible to include
time spent in the workplace, using distance learning, CBL, FE and other appropriate
methodology. SEMTA will produce a variety of exemplars to assist employers develop
models that meet the needs of employers.



 5.3   Minimum Duration of Training
The average length of stay for the A is specified by the LSC as 21 months, and for the AA
is specified by the LSC as 42 months. In practice, this is considered indicative only as the
apprentices’ progress will depend on the achievement of the required competence.




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5.4    Health and Safety
Health and safety issues are a high priority in the Laboratory environment. This matter is
covered in the ERR workbooks and additional guidance will be given to the Trainer in the
tutor guide.
SEMTA, in conjunction with the Steering Group and other stakeholders are developing a
data base of existing H&S related guidance for the variety of laboratory contexts. This will
made available to all potential employers of Laboratory As and AAs.



5.5     Equality and Inclusion
There should be “open recruitment” of Apprentices and Advanced Apprentices to the
programme, which is available to all young people, regardless of gender, ethnic origin,
religion/belief, sexual orientation or disability who meet the stated selection criteria.

All partners involved in the delivery of the apprenticeships – local LSCs/ELWa, providers,
assessment centres and employers must be committed to a policy of equal opportunities
and must have a stated Equal Opportunities policy and procedures.

Employers/providers must be able to demonstrate that there are no overt or covert
discriminatory practices in selection and employment. All promotional, selection and
training activities must comply with relevant legislation, such as:

    •   The Sex Discrimination Act, 1975 (and 1986) and Code of Practice
    •   The Race Relations Act, 1976 and Code of Practice
    •   The Disability Discrimination Act, 1995 and Code of Practice
    •   EU Equal Treatment Framework Directive (2000/78)
    •   Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000
    •   Special Educational Needs & Disability Act 2001 and Code of Practice
    •   Equal Pay Act 1970 and Code of Practice


5.6    Transfer Arrangements From Previous Framework
The policy of SEMTA is not to disadvantage the Apprentice in any transfer of Frameworks.
The existing NVQ expire at end December 2004 and it is planned to launch the new
frameworks in Sept 2004. The existing number of Apprentices recorded on the AA is 36 at
five Training Providers. SEMTA will contact each Training Provider to discuss Transfer
Arrangements for their apprentices. Initial research indicates most of the existing AAs are
doing the Technical Certificate



6       Achievement and Progression
6.1   Certification
The LSC Key Operating Principles outline the national requirements for the award of
Apprenticeship/Advanced Apprenticeship completion certificates.

The successful apprentice will receive an Apprenticeship/Advanced Apprenticeship
completion certificate from SEMTA. This is separate from, and in addition to, those



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certificates awarded for the achievement of the individual components of the framework,
e.g., NVQ, Key Skills and Technical Certificate.

Providers are responsible for claiming the national completion certificate from SEMTA and
for providing evidence of completion of the mandatory outcomes. They are also
responsible for ensuring that the apprentice receives the completion certificate when
awarded by SEMTA.

SEMTA’s requirements for claiming the certificate are:

    •   A certification request form is obtained from SEMTA by contacting the Frameworks
        department
    •   With each batch of certification requests submitted to SEMTA, an official purchase
        order and letter from the claiming organisation must be attached.

If the above procedures are adhered to, certificates should be received within 10 working
days from receipt of the application form.




6.2     Progression
SEMTA’s aim is that the Apprenticeship and Advanced Apprenticeship for Laboratory
Technicians shall provide the best possible preparation to achieving technician status
within the industry. It may also, where appropriate, provide positive progression to Higher
Education. A will be encouraged to progress to AA.
The Schools Education sector is implementing a 4 level career pathway and the A/ AA will
be incorporated into this.
The apprentice’s knowledge about career pathways, information sources and the names
of relevant professional bodies are contained within the Employment Responsibilities and
Rights workbook that is supplied to every apprentice.

Successful apprentices will progress to
   • Laboratory Technician, coordinating the use and maintenance of apparatus
   • Senior Technician,
   • Team Leader Technician
   • Laboratory Technicians working in Industry/Education




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7     Marketing and Promotion
SEMTA’s marketing strategy will be developed by the newly created ‘Implementation and
Strategy Group’ for Laboratory Apprentices, and will be revised as part of the evaluation of
this framework.
Our marketing strategy will be agreed with our key partners and will promote this
framework effectively to all interested parties by:

      •   Producing an employers guide to the A & AA
      •   Producing careers guidance information for young people which
          - actively promotes equality of opportunity for all Apprentices
          - illustrates progression routes within the sector/industry
          - promotes a range of job opportunities.

      •   Producing information for Connexions/Careers Services

      •   Producing information for employers and providers

      •   Producing information for local LSCs/ELWa (Wales)

      •   Producing information for parents

      •   Participating in National and local Careers events

      •   Work with other SSCs.

Work with other partners ie:

      •   Association for Science Education (ASE)
      •   Consortium of Local Education Authorities for the Provision of Science Services
          (CLEAPPS)
      •   Institute of Science Technology (IST)




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8       Fact Sheet Template
To be completed by SSC/sector bodies as part of the AAG submission. Add details for your particular
Apprenticeship/Advanced Apprenticeship into the boxes below. Avoid jargon and abbreviations.


                        The Generic Apprenticeship for Laboratory Technicians
                                                and
                   The Generic Advanced Apprenticeship for Laboratory Technicians

What’s involved?
An Apprentice can expect to be doing work based learning with an employer and to be paid, either a wage if
they are employed, or a training allowance. The apprenticeship will include a National Vocational
Qualification, Key Skills and technical certificate as listed below.

 National Vocational Qualification             Key Skills                  Technical certificate
 List relevant NVQs, including level                                       List qualification title and awarding
                                               Communication Level 2       body
                                               Application of Number L2
 Laboratory and Associated Technical                                       AA-
 Activities level 3 (AA)                       Communication Level 1       BTEC National Award in Applied
                                               Application of Number L1    Science –EDEXCEL
 Laboratory and Associated Technical                                       BTEC National Certificate in Applied
 Activities level 2 (A)                                                    Science – EDEXCEL
The decision on which National Vocational Qualification and technical certificate will be studied will be made
by the employer and/or training provider in discussion with the young person.


Entry requirements (See notes)
 SEMTA will not specify entry requirements.
 The requirements for entry to the Technical Certificate will set the requirements for entry to the AA.
 SEMTA will provide guidance in conjunction with the ABs and Training Providers. Apprentices must be
 meticulous with an ability to work safely and conscientiously. The usual requirement for an AA will be 4
 GCSEs including a science or combined science and Maths, grades B to C.



Minimum Periods of Training

 What type of job might an apprentice be                     How long does the apprentice take to
 doing? List the occupations/most commonly used              complete? (See notes)
 job roles/activities an apprentice is likely to fill        The indicative time for the A is two years and a
                                                             minimum three years for the AA.
 Laboratory Technician                                       It is likely that the AA will take four years for a 16
                                                             year when joining the programme from school.



Progression
 SEMTA aim is that the Apprenticeship and Advanced Apprenticeship for Laboratory Technicians shall provide the
 best possible preparation to achieving technician status within the industry. It may also, where appropriate, provide
 positive progression to Higher Education. A’s will be encouraged to progress to AA’s.
 The Schools Education sector is implementing a 4 level career pathway and the AA will be incorporated into this.
 The apprentice’s knowledge about career pathways, information sources and the names of relevant professional
 bodies are contained within the Employment Responsibilities and Rights workbook that is supplied to every
 apprentice

 Framework developed by: (SSC/sector body, please give full name and contact details)
 Mike Morgan
 SEMTA
 14 Upton Road
 Watford WD18 0JT
 Tel: 01923 238441

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Annex A
                                                                               Generic Apprenticeship/ Advanced Apprenticeship for
Technical Certificates Linked to NVQs for the A/AA in                          Laboratory Technicians

Title of qualification      Level   Awarding body   Qualification   No of      Qual.    Qual.      Certification   A or   Relevant NVQ title
recognised as a technical                           reference       Guided     start    end Date   end date        AA
certificate                                         no.s            Learning   Date
                                                                    Hours
BTEC First Diploma in       2       EDEXCEL         100/1943/1 360             01/08/   31/08/0    31/08/07        A      Laboratory and
Applied Science                                                                02       5                                 Associated
                                                                                                                          Technical Activities
                                                                                                                          level 2
Certificate in Laboratory   2       PAA/VQSET       100/4384/6 180             01/06/   30/04/0    30/04/11        A      Laboratory and
Technical Skills                                                               04       9                                 Associated
                                                                                                                          Technical Activities
                                                                                                                          level 2
BTEC National Award in      3       EDEXCEL         100/1957/1 360             01/08/   31/08/0    31/08/08        AA     Laboratory and
Applied Science                                                                02       5                                 Associated
                                                                                                                          Technical Activities
                                                                                                                          level 3
BTEC National               3       EDEXCEL         100/1958/3 360             01/08/   31/08/0    31/08/08        AA     Laboratory and
Certificate in Applied                                                         02       5                                 Associated
Science                                                                                                                   Technical Activities
                                                                                                                          level 3
BTEC National Diploma       3       EDEXCEL         100/1959/5 1080            01/08/   31/08/0    31/08/08        AA     Laboratory and
in Applied Science                                                             02       5                                 Associated
                                                                                                                          Technical Activities
                                                                                                                          level 3
Certificate in Laboratory   3       PAA/VQSET       100/4385/8 180             01/06/   30/04/0    30/04/12        AA     Laboratory and
Technical Skills                                                               04       9                                 Associated
                                                                                                                          Technical Activities
                                                                                                                          level 3




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Annex B
                                                            Generic Apprenticeship for Laboratory Technicians
Apprenticeship in
(Please complete the tables below and include with your submission to the LSC/AAG. The qualifications to be listed are those that are a mandatory requirement.
You do not need to fill in the shaded boxes.)



Framework Code
2       8        8



Implementation date
                            Sept 04                            Issue number         1


NVQs

Title of NVQ                                      Level        Qualification            Awarding      Occupational sector           Qualification funding
                                                               reference number         body          (to be completed by LSC       category (to be completed
                                                                                                      national office)              by LSC national office)
Laboratory and Associated Technical               2            Q1051067                 PAA/VQSET
Activities
Laboratory and Associated Technical Activities    2            Q1052349                 EDEXCEL

Laboratory and Associated Technical Activities    2            Q1051070                 C&G




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Key Skills

Title of Key Skill                                Level      LSC funding rate (to be completed
                                                             by national office)
Communication                                     1
Application of Number                             1




Technical certificates

Title of qualification recognised as a            Level        Qualification         Awarding        Number of          Funding Rate 16-        Funding Rate 19+
technical certificate                                          reference number      body            Guided             18 (to be               (to be completed
                                                                                                     Learning           completed by LSC        by LSC national
                                                                                                     Hours (GLH)*       national office)        office)
BTEC First Diploma in Applied Science             2            100/1943/1            EDEXCEL         360
Certificate in Laboratory Technical Skills        2            100/4384/6            PAA/VQSE 180
                                                                                     T



*Note These must be the recommended GLH detailed by the awarding body. Incorrect GLH information will lead to incorrect funding of providers.




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Annex B
                                                           Generic Advanced Apprenticeship for Laboratory Technicians
Advanced Apprenticeship in
(Please complete the tables below and include with your submission to the LSC/AAG. The qualifications to be listed are those that are a mandatory requirement.
You do not need to fill in the shaded boxes).

Framework Code
2        8        8



Implementation date         Sept 04                                    Issue number      1


NVQs

Title of NVQ                                      Level        Qualification         Awarding         Occupational sector           Qualification funding
                                                               reference number      body             (to be completed by LSC       category (to be completed
                                                                                                      national office)              by LSC national office)
Laboratory and Associated Technical               3            Q1051068              PAA/VQSET
Activities
Laboratory and Associated Technical               3            Q1052350              EDEXCEL
Activities
Laboratory and Associated Technical               3            Q1051071              C&G
Activities




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Note: The occupational sector and the Funding Code may not map directly if the Funding Code is annotated with an asterisk. In these cases the funding category
will be derived from the NVQ reference number (see Annex A), for example, occupational sector may be Hospitality (J) but may be funded at (F) Management and
Professional

Key Skills

Title of Key Skill                                Level        LSC funding rate (to be completed
                                                               by LSC national office)
Communication                                     2
Application of Number                             2




Technical certificates

Title of qualification recognised as a            Level        Qualification          Awarding        Number of         Funding rate 16-     Funding rate 19+
technical certificate                                          reference number       body            Guided            18 (to be            (to be completed
                                                                                                      Learning          completed by LSC     by LSC national
                                                                                                      Hours (GLH)*      national office)     office)
BTEC National Award in Applied                    3            100/1957/1             EDEXCEL         360
Science
BTEC National Certificate in Applied              3            100/1958/3             EDEXCEL         360
Science
BTEC National Diploma in Applied                  3            100/1959/5             EDEXCEL         1080
Science
Certificate in Laboratory Technical Skills        3            100/4385/8             PAA/VQSE 180
                                                                                      T

* Note: These must be the recommended GLH detailed by the awarding body. Incorrect GLH information will lead to incorrect funding of providers.




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