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Framework Title: Laboratory and Science Technicians
ID: FR05018
Level/s: 2, 3
Issuing Authority: Cogent
Issue Date: 01/05/2021

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Laboratory and science technicians cover a broad range of occupational roles from those who support scientists and engineers in research and development work to those who provide quality assurance or analytical science services. They can also be found in schools, colleges and universities supporting teachers of science and technical learning.

This framework is based on a previous framework for Laboratory Technicians jointly issued by Cogent and Semta. It is designed for laboratory and science technicians who carry out routine laboratory and science based operations and those involved in non-routine, more varied work activities such as planning, organising and leading technician support functions to assist scientists, educationalists and technologists in their work.

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