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Why study Skills for Work (SfW) Laboratory Science?

This course gives a broad practical introduction to laboratory science. You will explore a variety and range of industries and services, and the career opportunities in science laboratories in a local, national and global setting.

Laboratory technicians work in different sorts of labs. They work with scientists, to carry out experiments and record results. Animal technicians also work in laboratories, caring for animals used in research and, when qualified, helping with experiments.

Laboratory Science offers good opportunities for those who enjoy:

  • learning practical and technical skills
  • working as part of a team
  • paying attention to detail
  • being methodical
  • observing and recording. 

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