Lab Technician

ABC Awards-Endorsed Level 7 Advanced Diploma | Exam & Full Tutor Support | 180 CPD Points

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610 hours
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12 months
No formal qualification
180 CPD hours / points
Endorsed by ABC Awards
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  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Our Lab Technician Advanced Diploma is endorsed by the leading national awarding organisation ABC Awards, ensuring your newly-acquired skills will enhance your professional development. The Lab Technician Advanced Diploma is also accredited by CPD, with 180 CPD points available to you as proof of your achievement.

If you have a passion for science and have always dreamed of donning some goggles and working in a laboratory, the Lab Technician Advanced Diploma training course is the perfect way to kickstart your career as a qualified lab technician.

Lab technicians are at the heart of every research lab, and their meticulous work ensures that the laboratory runs smoothly and efficiently at all times. The Lab Technician Advanced Diploma is designed to provide you with in-depth insight into the roles of lab technicians and prove you with the specific skill set you need to succeed.

The Lab Technician Advanced Diploma specifically looks at the skills and knowledge needed to work as a medical lab technician. Learn about the lab technician equipment you will use on a daily basis as well as the various solutions used in a medical laboratory. The Lab Technician Advanced Diploma will also teach you the importance of proper sterilisation, disinfection and decontamination techniques as a lab technician. Learn the basics of the types of procedures you will be expected to perform as a lab technician and feel prepared for your new role in the laboratory.

What Will I Learn From This Lab Technician Advanced Diploma:

  • Learn the roles and responsibilities that are typically expected of a lab technician in the laboratory
  • Take an in-depth look at medical laboratory services and the skills needed as a medical lab technician
  • Learn about the types of laboratory equipment you will use as a lab technician including test tubes, beakers, pipettes, pH meters, and temperature-controlled units
  • Discover how to use a microscope in a professional laboratory setting
  • Gain an understanding of the solutions used in the laboratory and how a lab technician should use them correctly
  • Discover how to sterilise, disinfect and decontaminate all the laboratory equipment
  • Gain insight into basic clinical chemistry and clinical microbiology
  • Learn how to deal with accidents in the laboratory, as well as the health and safety requirements you need to consider as a lab technician

Why People Enrol this Lab Technician Advanced Diploma From One Education:

  • Receive an ABC Awards-endorsed certificate upon successful completion of the Lab Technician Advanced Diploma
  • Learning materials of our Lab Technician Advanced Diploma contains engaging voiceover and visual elements for your comfort
  • Get 24/7 access to all Lab Technician Advanced Diploma course content for a full year
  • Complete the Lab Technician Advanced Diploma at your own pace
  • Each of our students gets full tutor support on weekdays (Monday to Friday)
  • Efficient assessments and instant results upon completion of our Lab Technician Advanced Diploma


Endorsed by ABC Awards


180 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Accreditation Group

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Course Curriculum

We’ve taken this comprehensive Lab Technician Advanced Diploma and broken it down into 16 manageable modules which we believe will assist you to easily grasp each concept – from the fundamental to the most advanced aspects of the laboratory technician skills. It really is a sure pathway to success for you to become a laboratory technician.

This Lab Technician Advanced Diploma is designed with the following modules:

Module 01: Introduction to the Course

  • Introduction to Laboratory Technician
  • What Is a Laboratory
  • What Is Clinical Laboratory

Module 02: Medical Laboratory Services

  • Role of Medical Laboratory Services
  • Rules & Regulations of Medical Laboratory
  • Medical Laboratory Request Forms

Module 03: Laboratory Equipment (Part-01)

  • Introduction to Laboratory Equipment
  • General Labware
  • Types and Functions of Labware

Module 04: Laboratory Equipment (Part-02)

  • Common Laboratory Equipment
  • Centrifuges
  • Centrifuges Safety

Module 05: Microscope and How to Use it

  • What is Microscope?
  • Types of Microscopes
  • Parts of the Microscopes

Module 06: Solutions Used in Clinical/Medical Laboratory

  • Solutions, Solute and Solvent
  • Percent Solutions
  • Molar Solutions

Module 07: Sterilisation, Disinfection and Decontamination

  • Definition of Sterilisation
  • Methods of Sterilisation

Module 08: Basic Haematology

  • Basic Haematology
  • The Circulatory System
  • Composition of Blood

Module 09: Basic Haemostasis (Coagulation)

  • Haemostasis
  • Principles of Haemostasis
  • Control Mechanism in Haemostasis

Module 10: Basic Immunology and Immunohematology

  • Immunology
  • The Immune System
  • Immunoglobulins

Module 11: Urinalysis

  • The Urinary System
  • Diseases of the Kidneys
  • Urine Collection and Processing

Module 12: Basic Clinical Chemistry

  • Types of Blood Specimens for Chemical Analysis
  • Collecting and Processing Blood Specimens
  • Chemistry Instrumentation

Module 13: Basic Clinical Microbiology

  • Microbiology
  • Key Terms in Microbiology
  • Infection Prevention in Healthcare Settings

Module 14: Basic Parasitology

  • Parasitology
  • Organisms Parasitic for Humans
  • Collecting and Processing Specimens for Parasite Detection

Module 15: Laboratory Accidents and Safety

  • Chemical Hazards
  • Electrical Hazards
  • Fire Hazards

Module 16: Quality Assurance

  • Quality Assurance in the Clinical Laboratory
  • The Importance of Quality Assurance
  • Quality Improvement

How is the Lab Technician Advanced Diploma assessed?

To simplify the procedure of evaluation and accreditation for learners, we provide an automated assessment system. Upon completion of an online module, you will immediately be given access to a specifically crafted MCQ test. The results will be evaluated instantly, and the score displayed for your perusal. For each test, the pass mark will be set to 60%.

When all tests have been successfully passed, you will be able to claim a recognised and professional certificate endorsed by ABC Awards and Certa Awards. ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality License Scheme is a respected global brand name in the education sector.


Endorsed Certification from ABC Awards

After successfully completing the Lab Technician Advanced Diploma, learners will be able to order an endorsed certificate as proof of their new qualification. Endorsed certificates can be ordered and get delivered to your home by post for only £129. There is an additional £10 postage charge for international students.

CPD Certification from One Education

After successfully completing the MCQ assessment of this Lab Technician Advanced Diploma, you will qualify for the CPD Certificate from One Education, as proof of your continued professional development. Certification is available in PDF format, at the cost of £9, or a hard copy can be sent to you via post, at the cost of £15.

Who is this course for?

This Lab Technician Advanced Diploma is ideal for

  • Students
  • Recent graduates
  • Job Seekers
  • Anyone interested in this topic
  • People already working in the relevant fields and want to polish their knowledge and skill.


There are no specific prerequisites to enrol in this Lab Technician Advanced Diploma. Anyone and everyone can take this course.

The Lab Technician Advanced Diploma is fully accessible from any internet-enabled smart device. So, you can study from the comfort of your home!

All you need is a passion for learning, literacy, and to be over the age of 16.

Career path

Completing this Lab Technician Advanced Diploma would benefit a range of careers, but would specifically boost employability in roles including:

  • Laboratory Analyst
  • Lab Technician

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Mike asked:

What are the nominal course hours for the Lab Tech Diploma?


Hi Mike, The total duration of the course is 6 hours. However, you will get a one year access to the course after purchasing and you can complete the course anytime within a year. Thanks.

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Ms dina makwana asked:

For how many years is this certificate valid for


Hi Ms Dina, The certificate will be valid for lifetime. Thanks.

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Hi Oliam, You just need to purchase the course to join it. Please, click on 'Add to Basket' tab from the course page to purchase the course. Thanks.

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Macloed Ngandu asked:

Is the course available online?


Dear Macloed, Thank you for your email. All our courses are online courses. All our course materials are online and you can study everything online as well. Thanks

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grisilda asked:

Will this course be helpful in obtaining job in NHS hospital


Hi Grisilda, Thanks for the question. This is a self-development online course. This is mainly a knowledge-based course and it will work as an added advantage on top of your formal qualification in this topic. Thanks.

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Eva asked:

How to register, I'm trying to register


Dear Eva, Thanks for contacting us. Please click on add to basket and then make the payment. Many thanks, Help Desk

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Blessings asked:

can this course be done by overseases students


Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for contacting us. The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. Therefore, you can do the courses from anywhere in the world. Thanks

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Enkelejda Murataj asked:

Hi.I am from Albania.I work as a lab.technician for many years.Can I join to this course?


Dear Enkelejda, Thank you for contacting us. Yes, the course is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All of our courses are online. Therefore, you can do the courses from anywhere in the world. Stay Safe Stay Healthy.

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Maggie asked:

Hi Do i need to do all test at once, or could i do test after each module? Kind regards Maggie


Dear Maggie, Thank you for contacting us. At the end of the course, you will have a mock exam and the final exam. The entire exam will be held online. After completing all the units, you can sit for the exam at a convenient time. You can take the mock exam three times and the final exam for one. If you fail your final exam at the first attempt, you can retake the exam. Stay Safe Stay Healthy.

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Maggie asked:

What is total duration for this course, for all 10 modules? Thank you


Dear Maggie, Thank you for contacting us. The estimated course duration is 25 hours of continuous study. However, you will get one year access to the course after purchasing, and you can complete it anytime within a year. Stay Safe Stay Healthy.

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Enxhi asked:

Hi! I am still a student for dental lab tech. Can I join this course? And the payment is for every month or for all the year?


Dear Enxhi, Thank you for contacting us. There are no specific prerequisites to enrol in this course. Anyone and everyone can take this course. The price of the course is £14 at the moment. This is a one-time upfront payment for the course. Stay Safe Stay Healthy.

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