Typical Length
36 Months

This occupation is found in a wide range of employers. The employers will typically operate in chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, formulated products or analytical services. Employers can range in size, from large multinational organisations through to smaller businesses. Technician scientists may operate within a science department of a larger organisation or within a smaller science focussed business that provides science services. Technician scientists are typically laboratory-based.

The broad purpose of the occupation is to carry out established laboratory based investigations and scientific experimentation using bench and instrumentation techniques. A technician scientist will apply a range of skills and follow well established principles associated with their organisation’s science and technology. They carry out routine lines of enquiry, development or investigation. They collect scientific information and analyse, interpret and evaluate data. They prepare results and provide progress updates of their work.


We start with the end in mind.

ETA Assessment believes a successful Apprenticeship programme needs to ensure the learner is fully aware of the End Point Assessment process, from the start.

To ensure this happens we:

  • Engage with you to learn more about the apprentices’ role and their employer
  • Provide regular calls/meetings to ensure you have the support you need at every step of the process
  • One-to-one onboarding for your staff to use our user-friendly EPA Quartz platform
  • Provide resources to guide your learner and employer through Gateway
  • Help you to prepare your learner for their EPA experience
  • Share EPA standard specific support material including guidance on grading
  • Train our expert IEPAs to help relax the learner to give them the best chance of success
  • Introduce your sector expert Independent End Point Assessor (IEPA)
  • Provide detailed feedback for the apprentice following their EPA
  • Arrange resits if necessary, using the feedback as a steer to further learning if needed
  • Claim for the overall Apprenticeship Certificate

We also provide a seamless process if you decide to change EPAO. We understand that this can sometimes be at short notice and so work hard to ensure the learners are fully equipped at whatever stage they are at.

With access to a named contact and direct line to an EPA Relationship Manager, we also provide unrivalled levels of operational and administrative support.



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