PDA Laboratory Science at SCQF level 7
Professional Development Awards (PDAs) extend or broaden professional or vocational skills and are linked to National Occupational Standards.
The PDA in Laboratory Science at SCQF level 7 provides learners with the competences required to carry out roles in research and industrial laboratories. The PDA will develop a range of contemporary vocational skills relating to the use, support and development of systems appropriate to employment at technician or professional level. Learners will also develop good technical, investigative and problem-solving skills.
This qualification is available through colleges.
Why study this qualification
The target audience is those in work, or seeking employment, who require a specific skill set.
Entry is at the discretion of the centre. Learners do not need to have formal relevant qualifications to enter this PDA. However, good communication and problem-solving skills will be required.
Employment and progression
The units in the PDA have been mapped against the National Occupational Standards for the SVQ 3 in Life Sciences and Related Industries.
Learners may have the opportunity of progressing to the HND in Applied Sciences, HND in Applied Biological Sciences, HND in Applied Chemical Sciences or the SVQ 3 in Life Sciences and Related Industries.