On successful completion of the Laboratory Technician apprenticeship the apprentice is awarded a Higher Certificate in Science (Level 6) Laboratory Technician.
This apprenticeship is a two-year programme delivered by lead provider, Institute of Technology, Tallaght and a number of other regional Institutes of Technology.
It supports the continuous learning and hands on work experience undertaken by the apprentice with a three day on the job and two day off the job learning structure.
For this Laboratory Technician apprenticeship, the employer pays the apprentice for the duration of the apprenticeship. The rate of pay is agreed between the employer and the apprentice.
Apprentices pay a pro-rata registration fee if their off-the-job training takes place within an Institute of Technology. The registration fee will equate to the amount of time the apprentice spends in the Institute of Technology. The payment of the pro-rata registration fee is made by the apprentice directly to the Institute of Technology. For further information, see 'Student Contribution'.
For more information on apprenticeships contact the apprenticeship section in your local Education and Training Board (ETB). For contact details of your local ETB select your county here
Further information is also available from the lead for this apprenticeship:
Apprenticeship Programme Manager
84-86 Lower Baggot Street