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Science is linked to a wide range of apprenticeships, across a variety of industries, such as healthcare and manufacturing.

At Kendal College, we have invested heavily in sciences, with our apprentices benefitting from modern facilities, industry standard equipment and teaching from former industry professionals. Learning is delivered both in the classroom, laboratory and in the workplace to support learner’s development in analysing data, carrying out experiments and working safely and professionally in their industry.

A full list of our apprenticeship courses can be found below:

Healthcare Science Associate, Level 4

Course Overview

Healthcare Science Associates support the work of Healthcare Science Practitioners and Clinical Scientists in carrying out a variety of diagnostic, therapeutic and monitoring procedures in hospitals, general practice and other healthcare settings. This apprenticeship supports learners to gain the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to perform a wide range of routine procedures, specific to their environment, under minimal supervision and in-accordance health, safety, governance and ethical requirements.

Typical roles within healthcare science may include blood science, reproductive medicine, cardiac science and medical engineering.

Entry Requirements

Ideally, learners should hold 5 GCSEs at grade (4-9) including English and Maths and be employed for thirty hours a week or more.

Topics Covered

Professional practice and person-centred care, personal and professional development, health, safety and security, quality, technical-scientific services, clinical care, audit and service improvement, research and innovation, and leadership.


Day release.


Learners will be assessed through observation, examinations, a workplace portfolio and competency interview.

Start Date

Throughout the year


24 Months