Entry requirements for this role are determined by the employer, however typically 5 GCSEs including Maths, English and Science are desirable. The apprentice must also be either exempt or capable of achieving level 2 Maths and English (GCSE or functional skills) prior to taking end-point assessment.
The Trailblazer employer group includes: Actavis, Aesica Pharmaceuticals, Broughton Laboratories, Essar, Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies, GSK, Growhow, Ineos, Lotte Chemical UK, Lucite, MedImmune, Pfizer, SABIC UK Petrochemicals, Sellafield, Sembcorp, Seralab, Syngenta, Synergy Outsourcing, University of Westminster, Victrex, ConocoPhillips, Barts Health Pharmaceuticals (NHS), Royal Society of Chemistry, Institute of Chemical Engineers, Society of Biology, Science Council.
It will typically take 18 months although the exact duration will be dependent on
the previous experience of the individual. Cogent
Skills Training will liaise with the employer to
establish the duration of the programme. However,
a minimum of 12 months must be undertaken to
ensure attainment of sufficient skills, knowledge
An additional period of time (typically 2-3 months),
will be required for any learner(s) requiring Maths
and English functional skills or GCSE study.
As part of our commitment to use the latest technology to enhance our provision we use a leading Virtual Learning Environment called Canvas
With personalised notifications and web app integration, Canvas allows us to engage with students where they already hang out, on social networks and mobile platforms. And with real-time interaction and rich multimedia, we can keep them engaged, too.
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