Level 3 Science Manufacturing Technician 

NEW FROM SUMMER 2021

What is a Science Manufacturing Technician?

The Science Manufacturing Technician has been developed in partnership with leading organisations in the manufacturing industry to address a skills shortage in the sector.  

An apprenticeship on the Science Manufacturing Technician programme is a step towards a rewarding career in manufacturing. You could find yourself manufacturing vaccines and healthcare products, polymers, paints and coatings, cement, or even working in the food sector.  

Skilled Science Manufacturing Technicians are there to operate the systems and equipment involved in the production of products. You’ll ensure that every task is performed safely, and in line with industry guidelines and standards.

What will I learn?

The core modules will help you to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours you need to perform this role brilliantly for your employer. These cover the basics like Health and Safety, Process Operations, Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), Equipment Maintenance and Calibration, and more.

Then we tailor the programme to your employer and industry with additional modules relevant to your role. You’ll choose from modules in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science, and Environmental Management. 

The programme is ideal for both existing staff and new recruits. It takes 21-24 months.

What next?

Apprentices will also achieve a Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Processing Industries Operations. This programme is also a route to becoming a Registered Science Technician (RSciTech) through an appropriate industry body. 

Successful apprentices can often find themselves fast-tracked into senior Manufacturing and Operator roles, or into management. Or they might go on to a higher level apprenticeship.