Chemistry, BSc Hons (Degree Apprenticeship) Undergraduate prospectus

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This course will provide you with a broad knowledge of chemistry and associated practical skills in order for you to become competent to practice in a range of professional environments.

Course aims

  • To provide students with a broad knowledge of chemistry and associated practical skills in order for them to become competent to practice in a range of professional environments or to progress to higher degrees in chemistry
  • To develop the ability to apply chemistry skills and knowledge to the solution of theoretical and practical problems in chemistry
  • To develop transferable skills which will be of value both during the course and in later employment.

The Chemistry BSc Hons degree has been mapped to the Laboratory Scientist Standard. See more information about the Standard.

What you'll study

Entry requirements

Applicants must be employed by a sponsoring organisation. Programme-specific entry requirements apply, as agreed with the sponsoring organisation.

Typical entry requirements for our science apprenticeship degrees are as follows:

112 UCAS points from:

  • A-levels (subjects may be specified by your employer)
  • An appropriate BTEC National award
  • A recognised Access to Science course
  • Other relevant qualifications, if accepted by your employer, including progression from an appropriate Level 3 apprenticeship programme
  • Relevant experience, including experience gained from voluntary activities.

You will also need GCSE in English (language or literature) and maths at grade A*-C (9-4), or equivalent qualifications.

If you are an international student, you must have proof of your right to work in the UK, and you must be permitted to undertake the course within the terms of your visa.

Extra information


This course is taught using methods such as:

  • Lectures
  • Laboratory practicals
  • Seminars
  • Case studies
  • Student-led presentations.

You will be assessed through a combination of exams and coursework.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). Our chemistry apprenticeships are the first to be accredited in the UK by the RSC.

This course is primarily aimed at people who are employed or wish to seek employment in a chemical or related area.


If you are an employer and interested in using us as a lead provider, please email

If you are a student looking for current apprenticeship vacancies, please visit our vacancy page.

For more information on Degree Apprenticeships for students, please visit our Degree Apprenticeships page.

For more information on Degree Apprenticeships for employers, please visit our Apprenticeships for employers page.

Fees and finance

The programme fees are shared between government and employers. Visit our degree apprenticeships pages to find out how the cost of your programme is met.

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