Technical Laboratory Analytics
Many Industries in UAE have laboratories that require skilled and qualified technicians to work in them. The labs are an essential part of industries when it comes to quality control tests, food analysis, microbiology analysis, environmental analysis, and material testing. The TLA program has been designed to equip young Emirati females with the vocational knowledge and practical skills essential to the sustained growth and development of the United Arab Emirates in the field of Technical laboratory analytics. The graduates of this program will possess skills to use laboratory instruments and software, process and interpret data; analyse and report results; apply quality system and continuous improvement process; perform chemical, biological and mechanical tests on a variety of samples; supervise and organise laboratory work schedules, sampling plans, and operations; develop and promote team cohesion to improve performance and planned outcomes; analyse, implement, and monitor improvement/effectiveness of work practices; plan and conduct research projects.
ADVETI Institutes offer Technical Laboratory Analytics at two levels: Level 5 Diploma and Level 6 Advanced Diploma both of which are qualifications accredited by the National Qualification Centre (NQC).
NQC Diploma in TLA
The Technical Laboratory Analytics award at level 5 Diploma is comprised of 90 credits, completed by full-time students over two years. A full-time mode of study requires students to attend college five days per week to study all the units assigned to them in each semester in order to complete the programme on time. The TLA Diploma 5 programme widens the understanding of technical laboratories and explores its roles and application in government and industry.
NQC Advanced Diploma in TLA
The Technical Laboratory Analytics award at level 6 Advanced Diploma is comprised of 132 credits, completed by full-time students over three years. Learners who have completed Diploma in Technical Laboratory Analytics have to complete 42 additional credits over one year to successfully complete the Advanced Diploma Award.
NQC Diploma in TLA Level 5.
NQC Advanced Diploma in TLA Level 6.
Employability and Career Pathways:
Food production units &retails
Bottled drinking water facilities
Science Labs at schools
Environmental monitoring labs
Material Testing laboratories
Oil, gas and chemical analysis labs
Construction & Quality control
Steel industry laboratories
Program Topics-Diploma Level
The TLA Level 5 Diploma program enables students to learn various techniques and skills in chemical, biological, and environmental testing, quality system application, laboratory instrument and software use, data processing and operations. Program topics include but are not limited to: environmental analysis; analytical chemistry; Lab Safety, Hazard Identification, and Risk Assessment; Lab Separation Techniques; Advanced Chemical Tests; Microbiological Tests; Material Testing; Sample Management and Processing; Perform Food Analysis; and Operate Laboratory Equipment and Software
Program Topics-Advanced Diploma Level
The TLA Level 6 Advanced Diploma program enables students to gain the knowledge, skills and competencies required to coordinate and operate a laboratory. This includes applying a range of day-to-day work plans, procedures, technical skills, managing safe working environments and waste mitigation strategies along with handling all types of complex and specialised tests. The Advanced Diploma will also provide the required skills and knowledge to supervise laboratory operations within a work area or project team. The key areas of skills, competencies and knowledge will be covered in laboratory operations, forensics, environmental, sustainability, testing methods, chemical testing, fieldwork and other specialised areas.
You will complete two months of work placement with ADVETI government and private industry partners, where you will be given the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills.
This is a great opportunity to make contacts with organisations and companies, many of our students have secured full-time employment as a result of successful work placements.
Skills gained at the end of the program
The TLA programme provides opportunities for students to develop knowledge and demonstrate skills, qualities and other attributes in the following areas:
- Conduct chemical analysis of body fluids, including blood and urine
to determine presence of normal and abnormal components.
- Operate, calibrate and maintain equipment used in quantitative
and qualitative analysis, such as spectrophotometers, calorimeters,
flame photometers, and computer- controlled analyzers.
- Enter data from analysis of laboratory tests and clinical results
into records-keeping systems and report results to medical
practitioners and other health professionals.
- Analyze samples of biological material for chemical content or
reaction, set up, cleaning, and maintain laboratory equipment.
- Analyze laboratory findings to check the accuracy of the results.
- Establish and monitor programs to ensure the accuracy of
laboratory results and develop, standardize, evaluate, and modify
procedures, techniques and tests used in the analysis of specimens.
- Obtaining specimens, cultivating, isolating and identifying
microorganisms for analysis.
- Examining cells stained with dye to locate abnormalities.
21st Century Skills
Common Technical Laboratory Analytics Skills
- Laboratory operations and supervision
- Management and Leadership
- Environmental safety
- Sustainable work practices
- Methods and procedures for testing
- Research reporting
- Documentation and administration
- Lab safety and basic lab techniques.
- Sample collection and material testing.
- Waste management.
- Quality Control Assurance.
Higher level academic/ intellectual skills, including the ability to:
- Plan, conduct and report a programme of research
- Analyse and solve Laboratory problems
- Evaluate design, processes and products, and make improvements.
- Integrate and evaluate information and data from a variety of sources.
- Cognitive skills of critical thinking, analysis and synthesis
- Effective problem solving and decision making using appropriate quantitative and qualitative data
Higher practical and professional skills including the ability to:
- Plan and execute safely a series of experiments and tests.
- Use laboratory equipment and software packages to generate data.
- Analyse human samples in a clinical laboratory, providing scientific and diagnostic information to doctors and other members of the health care team.
- Provide expert advice in choosing the correct laboratory tests to experts in the field of applied biotechnology.
- Ensure the quality control in laboratory settings to ensure accuracy of test results.
- Integrate and evaluate information and data from a variety of sources.
- Effective communication skills, both oral and written, using a range of media widely used in the sector, e.g., the preparation and presentation of reports
- Numeric and quantitative skills including data analysis, interpretation and extrapolation
- Effective use of communication and information technology for laboratory related areas.
- Effective self-management in terms of time, planning and behaviour motivation, self-starting and individual initiative.
- Developing an appropriate lifelong learning style.
- Effective performance within a team environment including leadership, team building, influencing and project management skills
- Interpersonal skills, e.g. effective listening, negotiating, persuading and presentation
Additional Employability Skills
- The ability to communicate ideas effectively both orally and in writing.
- The ability to apply numeracy in a laboratory context.
- To manage tasks and solve problems.
- Apply knowledge of living systems and creativity to solving an array of practical issues including controlling food, water, waste, disease and making the environment safer.
- The ability to work effectively as an individual and as part of a team.
- The ability to be flexible and respond to the change within the technical laboratory field.
- The ability to use ICT and Management Information Systems in a laboratory setting.
- Read and use appropriate literature with a full and critical understanding.
- Solve problems, applying subject knowledge and understanding to address familiar and unfamiliar problems within a laboratory context.
- Think scientifically, statistically and logically in relevant contexts.
- Think independently and take responsibility for their own learning whilst recognising their learning style.
- Science Lab – Lab Technician
- Food authority Laboratory – Technician Laboratory assistant
- Food Control Authority – Laboratory Technician
- Power and Energy Plant – Laboratory Technician
- Environmental Labs – Laboratory Technician
- Oil & Gas Laboratories – Laboratory Technician
- Forensic Laboratories – Technician Laboratory assistant