Technicians supporting chemistry (11-19) NY605 / A20

Start date
9 Nov 20
3 Days
National STEM Centre, University of York, York YO10 5DD How to find us

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“Unsafe and its always the same”, is something often said about chemistry practicals, this course will disprove this though a diverse range of safe, exciting and effective practicals. Through tailored sessions designed for technicians to be able to support teachers and create impactful science lessons, we will explore chemistry practical work with a strong emphasis on health and safety and engagement.

The course has been developed on five main strands to make sure its relevant to technicians, these five strands include, where to source the equipment, how to set it up, how the practical runs in the classroom, scientific background to the practical and health and safety.

The content has been designed to fulfil the chemistry curriculum for 11-19 students and will include topics that will inspire pupils to attain in their chemistry qualifications. We will go out with a bang in inspiring demonstrations, get stuck up with polymers, go to pieces with diffusion and get up close and personal with unusual and dangerous chemicals. For more information on the content and how they will support you and others please download this document.

This is a residential course, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course.


You will be able to:

  • successfully implement new chemistry skills and knowledge acquired on the course
  • identify key issues that are essential for effective performance in your role
  • communicate with others to implement safe and effective chemistry practicals in your school or college
  • prepare chemistry practicals from a range of sources, to engage students and others


Technicians supporting chemistry;11-19 - day 109 November 202011:00-19:00
Technicians supporting chemistry;11-19 - day 210 November 202009:00-19:00
Technicians supporting chemistry;11-19 - day 311 November 202009:00-16:00



The National STEM Learning Centre will be following all government guidance and regulations to minimise risk of Covid-19 transmission, including the deep cleaning of our accommodation and teaching rooms and maintaining social distancing during course sessions and meal times.

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