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T Level Science (Laboratory Sciences)


  • Course code:


  • Subject area:

    Sciences, T Levels

  • Attendance:

    Full Time

  • Qualification:

    T Level Science: Laboratory Sciences (Level 3)

  • Duration:

    2 Years

  • Venue:


Start Date End Date Description
26/06/2026Chichester / Full Time

About the course

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
Either weekly (2 days a week) or block industry placement

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.

Further information


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.

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 t-levels@chichester.ac.uk or call 01243 786321 and ask to speak to the T Level team.


T Levels are made up of three elements:

Core Component
This will be split into two parts:

Technical knowledge and skills relevant to the T Levels industry. You’ll need to demonstrate that you:
• Understand how your industry works;
• Understand how occupational specialisms fit within the
industry; and
• Know the working practices in the industry.

An employer-set project which will require you to apply your knowledge and skills to a set challenge.

The core component will be 100% externally essessed.

Specialist Skills
You’ll learn specialist skills for your industry in a classroom-based environment, such as workshops and labs. You will need to show evidence of your achievement and demonstrate your ability to work in your chosen industry.

The specialist skills element will be by externally assessed, except for an internally marked observation element.

Industry Placements
Industry placements are an essential part of the T Level qualification, and you’ll complete between 45-60 days in a placement. This means you’ll develop the workplace skills that employers are looking for, gain a clearer idea about the job and even the possibility of opportunities to secure future employment!

Learners will be expected to purchase a lab coat which is available from the college at a cost of approximately £16.

A scientific calculator is also required and can be purchased from most supermarkets and stationery shops.

Recommended text books will be discussed at the start of the course.



When you complete your T-Level, you'll have lots of exciting
opportunities including:

• Science Technician
• Laboratory Technician
• Higher Education
• Apprenticeships

For further information about T-Levels please visit
the following links: https://www.tlevels.gov.uk/

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