The Laboratory Analysis PEAC considers the skills required for laboratory work (Chemist and Biologist) and has been developed by employers and academics.
From these meetings with forensic employers, practitioners and academics it was considered that there were two key types of core skills important in providing reassurance to employers that any new employees can carry out the initial, necessary, basic tasks required in a laboratory, these being general transferable skills and key practical skills. The following general transferable skills were identified as:
The importance of these basic skills can be reflected as elements in various assessment scenarios. For example the assessment model for testing these skills would be to give a candidate a straightforward protocol, the person would have to follow the protocol and process, involving some weighing, measuring, and covering a number of items on the above list of fundamentals. A range of the transferable skills can be covered within each assessment. The advantage not just for employers but also for graduates would be to help make them comfortable within a laboratory.
The Society aims to make this assessment accessible to any candidate who may benefit from undertaking it. Candidates with disabilities or Individual Learning Plans (ILP) should contact us at email@example.com. The details of any disability or ILP should be sent to the Society within 3 working days of booking.
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