What is an apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship is a programme of structured education and training, which formally combines work place learning with learning in an education or training centre.
Who issues the Laboratory Technician and Laboratory Analyst awards to the apprentice?
The national QQI award for the successful completion of the laboratory apprenticeship programmes is issued by the coordinating provider, TU Dublin and WIT
What qualification can a laboratory apprentice gain?
- The 2 year level 6 laboratory apprentice will receive a Higher Certificate of Science as a Laboratory Technician.
- The 3 year level 7 laboratory apprentice will receive an Ordinary Bachelor of Science Degree as a Laboratory Analyst.
Who is involved in the apprenticeship?
The laboratory apprenticeship is a collaboration between apprentice, employer, government, tuition provider and the Apprenticeship Council.
Where is the Laboratory Apprenticeship offered?
The laboratory apprenticeships are currently running out of Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin), Tallaght campus and WIT.
Will September start dates be affected by Covid 19?
Although we have been experiencing some delays in our recruitment process, all current information suggests that the apprenticeship programme will start on time with classes commencing as scheduled in the first week of September. However this may change as circumstances arise.
Will the programme be offered regionally?
While currently up and running in Dublin and Waterford, intake for other colleges is to be confirmed. Confirmation of class go ahead is subject to industry engagement and commitment.