Laboratory Technician Level 6 Apprenticeship

Two year programme - Laboratory Technician Level 6 programme:

Job profile:
The Laboratory Technician apprentice will be responsible for carrying out basic laboratory duties that may include sample collection, equipment calibration, solution preparation, stock control and glassware maintenance while conducting basic physical and analytical testing methods on raw materials, in-process or finished product. All work to be conducted and recorded in accordance with good laboratory practices.

Who is this programme for:
School leavers, career changers, mature students, those returning to work, those looking to retrain/upskill.

The next intake of apprentices is in September 2023 in Technological University Dublin, South East Technological University Waterford, and Munster Technological University Cork. A list of hiring companies will be available on this website at the end of May 2023.

Entry Requirements

Laboratory Technician and Laboratory Analyst

  • Pass (Grade 06 or better) in five leaving certificate subjects, two of which must be maths and a science subject.
  • 250 CAO points or
  • Relevant FETAC Level 5 or 6 graduate
  • Current employee with relevant experience and qualifications
  • Career changers

Before enrolment on the apprenticeship program, the apprentice must have:

  • An industry interview
  • SOLAS apprentice approval (Only necessary if you are offered a role, we can support throughout this process)

Laboratory Technician Modules 

Year 1

Critical Skills Development
Good Manufacturing Practice
Introduction to Microbiology & Biotechnology
Laboratory Safety
Fundamentals of Chemistry
Computer Systems
Laboratory Quality Systems
Calibration Sciences
Work Place Based Learning

Year 2

Stability and Sample Analysis
Microbiology and Environmental Monitoring
Instrumentation (Theory & Practical)
Regulatory Affairs & Compliance
Lean Labs
Chemistry 2
Analytical Lab Skills
Work Place Based Learning