There are two phases of training. The first is the Foundation Phase which typically lasts one to nine months and will focus on developing your core skills, relating to knowledge and behaviours, specifically around working safely, complying with internal and external regulations and following quality procedures.
The second phase is the Consolidation Phase which is typically 10 to 18 months, this will focus on developing further skills and capability. It will be supported by further guided learning, enabling you to eventually work effectively and independently with minimum supervision. You will work towards a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Science (QCF), which is recognised by a professional body as suitable for registration for RsciTech.
A formal end assessment is completed in the final three months based on a synoptic assessment test (SAT) in the workplace. The apprenticeship award will be achieved on passing all elements of the formal end assessment.