Chemistry for non-specialists NY243 / A19

Start date
7 Oct 19
5 Days
National STEM Learning Centre, University of York, York YO10 5DD View on Google Map


This course is designed to provide teachers with the confidence, flair and enthusiasm to teach chemistry at Key Stages 3 and 4. It is specifically aimed at those who are not chemistry specialists. The five day course is split into a 3 day and a 2 day residential period, based in York.
The course covers a wide range of topics in theoretical and practical chemistry, as well as supporting teachers in challenging both students, and their own, misconceptions in chemistry. Lab sessions provide hands-on opportunities to explore and refine experiments and demonstrations. Support is provided both during and after the course to help participants embed their learning and understanding. A large bank of resources will be supplied to enable participants increase their chemistry repertoire back in their school.
This course is run in conjunction with the Royal Society of Chemistry and is supported by chemistry practitioners from the National Science Learning Centre.

This is a residential course, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. Course fees vary for participants outside the UK. Please contact for more information.


By the end of the course participants will have:

  • increased your understanding of chemistry topics at Key Stage 3 and 4
  • become more confidence and competent in the teaching of chemistry
  • rehearsed relevant and interesting practical experiments and demonstrations to help inspire and engage your students
  • developed and understanding of common student misconceptions and how these can be addressed
  • developed the effective use of scientific models relevant to the teaching of chemistry


Chemistry for non-specialists - Day 107 October 2019 10:30-18:30
Chemistry for non-specialists - Day 208 October 2019 09:00-19:00
Chemistry for non-specialists - Day 309 October 2019 09:00-15:30
Chemistry for non-specialists - Day 415 January 2020 10:30-19:00
Chemistry for non-specialists - Day 516 January 2020 09:00-15:00


This course is part of a series of continuing professional development opportunities developed by the Royal Society of Chemistry and is supported by chemistry practitioners from the National STEM Learning Centre.

Royal Society of Chemistry


We are pleased to be able to offer delegates from schools who are RSC members 10% off this course. Simply enter the code: RSC1510 when you apply.

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State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£1,600.00 +VATStandard bursary available*£1350.00
Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£1,600.00 +VAT

* Your school or college will receive the bursary on successful completion of the CPD and impact toolkit. Find out more.

Participants from outside the UK will be charged the course fee and an additional £120 per day plus VAT.

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