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Level 3

T Level Science (Laboratory Sciences)


The Laboratory Sciences T-Level is for learners who wish to progress into skilled employment within the science sector, Higher Education or Apprenticeships.

The main area of study covers:

Core Science

Laboratory Sciences Occupational Specialism

Employer Set Project

Block industry placement over the summer break between year 1 and year 2 of the course.

This T-Level has been developed in collaboration with employers who specialise within the scientific sector of the industry. This prepares learners with the knowledge and skills they’ll need for the workplace.

There will be a mixture of classroom-based teaching and learning and ‘on-the-job’ learning as this T-Level includes at least 315 hours of industry placement (approximately 45 days).

This new qualification provides the knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to laboratory sciences sector. You’ll learn about the current and emerging practical techniques that are applied within the laboratory setting as well as good scientific and clinical practice, health and safety and scientific methodology.


GCSEs: T Levels are a lot like A-Levels, and are an option to consider once you have completed your GCSEs.

To be accepted onto the Science T level, you should have five GCSEs at grade 9-4, which includes English Language and Maths at a grade 4 or above and all Sciences (combined or triple) at a grade 5 or above.

NOTE: Completion of a Disclosure and Barring Service Application (DBS) may be required as you may undertake placements that engage with vulnerable people. For NHS placements all standard childhood vaccinations and Covid vaccinations are required.

Age: You will need to be aged between 16 -; 18 at the start of the qualification.

If you have a question about entry requirements, please contact us on or call 01243 786321 and ask to speak to the T Level team.

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Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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