NPA Science Technology

This is an entry level course for those interested in working as a lab technician or going on to further study. This course is suitable for pupils in 5th or 6th year, as they would need to have Nat 5 chemistry.  

Laboratory Safety,  Mathematics for Science 2, Fundamental Chemistry: An Introduction, Experimental Procedures: Science 

The course aims to prepare learners for an appropriate level of L employment in science areas such as; Laboratory technician work in
biological, biotechnology, chemical, environmental, food and drink, medical, oil and gas, 
pharmaceutical and renewable energy industries.

On sucessful completion of the course, learners will have the opportunity to apply for HNC Applied Science, or the Modern Apprenticeship Life Science

Nat 5 Chemistry, good communication skills, enthusiasm and knowledge of the science industry.  

Further advice for School College Programme and Foundation Apprenticeship applicants:

• Please ensure you have an online account before starting your application
• Before starting the application process, please ensure you already hold or are working towards the relevant entry qualifications required for the course you are applying for
• If your course requires a PVG, you will be advised of this at time of selection.
• Ensure you use your own personal email address when creating your online account
• Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email immediately
• If you do not receive an acknowledgement e-mail immediately, please check your SPAM/Junk folder
• Please include as much detail as possible in your personal statement such as; the reason you are applying, future career plans, relevant experience, hobbies and interests
• Disclosing support needs in your application will not affect your chances of being offered a place on a course at Forth Valley College
• If your application is successful, you will be invited to an information session or interview
• If your application is unsuccessful, you should speak to a guidance teacher or SDS school liaison officer.
• If you are unable to attend the information session or wish to withdraw your application, please email the School Partnership team -


Stirling Campus

Start date

16 June 2023

SCQF Level

Level 6