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The S&A Science Academy

Customised Training & Apprenticeships for Science & Laboratory Roles

The Leading UK Government Accredited Provider of Specialist Science & Laboratory Based Training Programmes and Funded Apprenticeships for New or Existing Employees. We provide FREE recruitment services for all your new hire apprentices.

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Developing the Next Generation of Science, Laboratory & Engineering Professionals


We are committed to developing the technical skills of tomorrow in sectors such as life sciences, manufacturing, polymers & plastics, environmental, materials testing, food testing, Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technicians (MOET). Our scientific training and apprenticeship courses are state-of-the-art and sector-specific thanks to our partnerships with leading businesses and industry expert educators and instructors.

Are you a Business in the Polymer Processing, Plastics or Injection Moulding Industry?

Our Latest Industry Specific, Customised Apprenticeship Programme

During 2023 we worked with many leading companies in the polymer and manufacturing industry to design a brand new, role specific, apprenticeship for new talent entering careers in the polymer processing world. Spaces are now available for our Feb & March 2024 programme for your current, or new, employees.

We also provide free recruitment to source candidates for your new roles when they enter any of our apprenticeship programmes.

Choose from Expert Masterclasses, Accredited Courses and Qualifications and Career Building Professional Apprenticeships.

We have a training pathway to suit individuals at every stage of their career, from entry grade apprentices to experts in their field looking to add specialist skills or qualifications.

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Masterclass modules range from seminars that last a few hours to several days of detailed instruction. They are created with consideration for real-world work and can be very helpful to both small and large-scale businesses.

As the needs of your market and businesses shift, we introduce new courses. If our listed courses do not have what you are looking for, we are able to create a bespoke course for your business and deliver the specialised training to your staff.

If you are an enterprise looking to provide your staff with specialised training, or for more additional details, see our Contact Us.

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Accredited Courses and Qualification

At the S&A Science Academy we are accredited to deliver Pearson qualifications ranging from Level 3 to Level 5. If you looking to develop your skills but are not currently employed these courses may be best for you as oppose to apprenticeship programmes.

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Professional Apprenticeship

Government Funded

Apprenticeships in Science might sound unusual but are a fantastic alternative to the traditional full time University routes in the Science sector. We offer apprenticeship programmes from Level 3 to Level 5 in Science covering a range of technical roles in key sectors to address skills shortages in scientific, research, testing, laboratory and other scientific and technician roles, allowing apprentices to progress between levels.

Apprenticeships offer apprentices and their employers a number of unique benefits. Our expert instructors, who are both academic qualified teachers and industry-experienced practitioners, ensure that you receive the best possible training. Join us today and embark on a journey towards a successful and fulfilling career in the Science industry!

Meet the Science Team

We are a UK Government approved apprenticeship provider regulated by Ofsted and the ESFA with a 100% focus on quality outcomes for employers and apprentices.

12 - 36 Months of Training

Provided in a variety of flexible ways to suit your needs.

Targeted Role Based Training

Education tailored for you  role, and industry, to develop professional careers.


For New Hires or Existing Employees

Train existing employees, or new hires, to help employers boost in demand skills


Complementary recruitment for employers hiring individuals onto our apprenticeship programmes

Fully Funded Training

For apprenticeship levy payers and heavily subsidised for non-levy employers

A Credible Career Strategy

When compared to traditional university routes providing paid, job specific, learning instead of university debt.

Whether you are interested in a Higher National Diploma in Applied Biology, Applied Chemistry, or any other specialist course, we have meticulously designed our apprenticeships to provide you with modern, job-ready skills and industry-relevant knowledge.


Science & Laboratory Training & Apprenticeships

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Food & Beverage Manufacturing
Materials Testing
Biomedical Science
Education Science Technicians
Environmental Science
Life Science, Research and Development
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Better, Modern, Fit-for-job
Better, Modern, Fit-for-job

Enhanced Apprenticeship Co-Design

As an Ofsted regulated business we have minimum standards to achieve. But for every programme we deliver we have redefined quality by working with industry leaders to co-design new curriculum bursting with job-ready, industry relevant knowledge and certifications.

Right Attitude, Right Aptitude
Right Attitude, Right Aptitude

Specialist Recruitment & Selection

We leverage our sister comapany, S&A Resourcing Solutions, an expert recruitment business in tech, science and business change to assists us in finding, selecting and hiring new apprentices, your employees, at no cost to you.

Industry Experienced Practitioners
Industry Experienced Practitioners

Expert Course Delivery

We’ve designed a better course and selected brilliant people. Now we deliver our training with the perfect blend of academic qualified teaching, industry experienced practitioners and real-world working project experience.

Idustry Relevant, Job-Role Specific

Our Apprenticeships are Designed for Modern Careers

We have rebuilt our apprenticeships from the ground up, enhancing them with countless value added modules, projects and real world experience. Both our bootcamp, where we take all apprentices full time for an upfront 10-12 weeks intensive learning experience, or our more traditional weekly or monthly day release programmes, are designed so our apprentices are job-ready fast.

  • Get Organisational Relevant Skills 86% 86%
  • Improve Productivity 78% 78%
  • Improve Quality of Product & Service 74% 74%
Source: apprenticeships.gov.uk