How to be an Effective Technician NN604 / A20

Start date
23 Mar 21
Learning Method
Remote Delivered CPD


Please note this course is designed for technicians that are new to the role and is not suitable for experienced technicians.

The course will help technicians gain skills in managing an effective technical service, tasks, time management, prioritising, requisitions and storage. Health and safety is a key aspect and this course will address risk assessments, chemical storage and policies and procedures.  Finally the course will adress the the ways technicians can support effective practical work in the classroom, through set up of experiments, schemes of work and top prepping tips.


Participants will:  

  • examine the roles and responsibilities of a school science technician, and begin to reflect on what makes an effective technician
  • gain an understanding of how to run a safe technical service with correct risk assessment procedures in place, safe chemical storage and clear policies and procedures
  • explore what makes practical work effective and understand key pieces of equipment.



Session 1 remotely delivered23 March 202109:00-13:00Virtual
Session 2 remotely delivered20 April 202109:00-13:00Virtual
Session 3 Face to face18 May 202109:00-16:00Virtual


Please note - if you work at a state funded school or college in Northern Ireland you will eligible for the ENTHUSE Bursary upon full attendance on this course

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

Fee-paying school or college (independent)Activity fee£175.00 +VAT
State-funded school or collegeActivity fee£175.00 +VATSubsidy available*£390.00

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

Outside the UK? Fee information

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The subsidy value may be higher for your school or college.

Additional information

For courses at the National STEM Learning Centre in York, fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course. 


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