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Science (Laboratory Sciences) T Level Programme (Level 3) : 2022 intake

Full-Time Study Programmes & T Levels

  • Overview of the course

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    Opportunities in science are growing rapidly with many employees having long, fulfilling careers. This means a science qualification will open up a range of opportunities, giving you the practical and technical skills to build an exciting, and high-level, career!

    This T Level, equivalent to three A Levels, will give you the skills to excel in the exciting world of science, preparing you for further study at
    university, or giving you the qualifications to begin a rewarding, and well paid, career.

    You shouldn’t have difficulty finding work either! You’ll spend 20% of your time on an Industry Placement, giving you vital experience in the world of work and a CV to wow future employers.
  • What you'll learn

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    • All students will develop a general understanding of health and science
    • Working within the health and science sector
    • Health, safety and environmental regulations
    • Managing information and data
    • Principles of good scientific and clinical practice
    • Core science concepts including the structure of cells, tissues and large molecules, genetics, microbiology and immunology

    You will also learn about topics specific to science:

    • Understanding the science sector
    • Further science knowledge, including cell cycle and cellular respiration, enzyme and protein structure, pathogens, classification of biological materials, kinetic changes and relevant analytical techniques
    • Scientific methodology
    • Experimental equipment and techniques
    • Ethics of science

    In addition to the core content, each student will cover the following technical science specialism:
    • Laboratory Sciences

    Elements of Study

    Your programme consists of the following elements:

    • Study of your chosen vocational subject - 80% of your programme
    • Employability skills, such as punctuality, attendance, communication and team work but most especially the values and expectations of your chosen occupational sector
    • Industry Placement, giving you a taste of working life – 20% of your programme
    • Tutorial and personal development, such as healthy living, volunteering and citizenship skills

    Industry Placement

    You’ll spend 20% of your course, or 315 hours, on a sector-specific Industry Placement, supported throughout by your own dedicated Workplace Coordinator. This means that on completion of the
    course, you’ll be work ready, with the qualifications and experience to progress on to either your dream career or university!
  • Entry requirements

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    A minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English, Maths and Science.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    You’ll be assessed via a mixture of assignments, employer-set projects and exam(s).
  • Future opportunities

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    The sole purpose of a T Level is to prepare you for employment and a dynamic career. Due to the broad range of topics covered on the Science T Level, you’ll be equipped for a career in a variety of settings. You could work as a:

    • Laboratory Technician, earning up to £30,000. Laboratory technicians support scientists and help carry out tests, research and investigations.
    • Biochemist, earning up to £60,000. Biochemists investigate the chemical processes that take place inside all living things, from viruses and bacteria to people.
    • Chemist, earning up to £40,000. Chemists study chemicals and materials and how they behave under different conditions.

    As the T Level is equivalent to three A Levels, you could even decide to progress to university or a paid Apprenticeship, if you choose.
  • Supporting your learning and wellbeing

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    We have a range of dedicated support and wellbeing services including FREE travel; FREE breakfast; dedicated Learning Development Mentors; impartial advice and guidance; dedicated one-to-one support for learners with additional needs; and support with the cost of College, plus much more.
  • Enrichment

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    Sitting a job interview, writing a personal statement, applying for university; taking part in our enrichment programme will enhance your prospects in all of these situations, giving you a CV to wow! You’ll benefit from:

    • Inspiring trips and experiences
    • Meetings with industry experts
    • Visits to leading companies in your sector

    As well as giving you essential professional and technical skills, you’ll demonstrate that you’re a successful and well-rounded person, helping you to make a lasting impression.

    We want you to have fun, so we also have plenty of leisure and sporting activities for you to enjoy, improving your health and wellbeing.
  • Pre-Professionals Programme

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    As part of our Pre-Professionals Programme, you’ll have your own personal Learning Development Mentor, supporting you throughout your time at College. You’ll also have access to a Careers Coach and Workplace Coordinator - they’ll help you to manage your studies; oversee your progress; aid in your personal development; and enrich your learning, giving you exposure to not only employers, but leading companies in your sector.

    You’ll benefit from masterclasses, industry visits and project-based learning, and they’ll also support you with CV writing, personal statements, mock interviews and more, so that when it comes to the crunch, you have the skills and confidence to impress.

  • Why choose us?

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    We’re an elite College, and part of the University of Bolton Group, offering you a gateway to all of Greater Manchester’s vast range of fantastic opportunities for specialist careers, university degree courses and higher Apprenticeships.

    What sets our programmes apart is the opportunity to put the things you learn about your chosen industry into practice, through work experience or an Industry Placement. Supporting you to be well prepared for this experience is our highest priority.

    Throughout your time at College, we’ll reward your achievements, with trips to The Anderton Outdoor Activity Centre, and you’ll also have the opportunity to apply for the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award.

    Our £75 million campus offers a newly refurbished fitness suite and sports hall; Apple Mac suites; libraries, a theatre and dance studios; hair and beauty salon; and a restaurant, café and canteen. You’ll also enjoy a wide range of events, including showcases, enterprise activities and cultural celebrations.
  • How to apply?

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    Find this course on our website via then click the ‘Apply’ button. You’ll be asked to set up a Learner Hub account, so that you can track your application and enrol online in August. If you have any difficulties setting up your Learner Hub account, please email
  • Open Events

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    We can’t wait to tell you about the amazing opportunities here at Bolton College so this year, we’re giving you TWO options to help you discover what we’re all about.

    You can either visit us in person at one of our Open Events, or if you’d rather learn about us from the comfort of your own home, you can check out our Virtual Open Event instead, or even do both!

    Open Event Dates at Deane Road Campus are as follows:

    • Tuesday 19th October 2021, 5pm-8pm
    • Wednesday 17th November 2021, 5pm-8pm
    • Thursday 9th December 2021, 5pm-8pm
    • Tuesday 18th January 2022, 5pm-8pm
    If you’d like to attend one of these events, please register your interest by visiting
    If you can’t visit our Open Event in person, or would rather find out about us online, check out our Virtual Open Event and access over 40 videos at a time convenient to you. Just visit
  • Disclaimer

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    You may be aware that Bolton College currently has some limitations on the way it works, due to COVID-19. Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, due to the changeable nature of the situation and updates to government guidance, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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  • Time:

    18.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    72 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

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