Technicians supporting physics NY606 / C20

Start date
7 Jun 21
3 Days
National STEM Learning Centre, Siwards Way, York YO10 5DD How to find us


Experience a wide range of physics equipment which will enable you to support teachers and create impactful science lessons.  The content has been designed to meet the physics curriculum for 11-18 students and there will be topics which will motivate students to reach their physics qualifications.

Explore a wide range of practicals to support teaching and learning. Throughout these sessions you will be practising how to prepare equipment which will improve your confidence in this subject. Most sessions will have an element of an A level practical although there will be a dedicate session as well. There will be hints and tips on how to easily make physics equipment and there is a session where you can test your soldering skills to make a simple piece of equipment which you can take back to school and use.

Develop the five main strands to make sure its relevant to you, 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.

Who is it for?

Science technicians in secondary schools

What topics are covered?

  • light
  • sound
  • magnetism
  • soldering
  • forces
  • radioactivity
  • heat
  • energy
  • electricity subjects

How will you learn?

This course will be delivered face to face with participant tasks to be completed between sessions. 

How long is this course?

This is a three-day residential course.

Who is the course leader?

  • Helen Rose

    In my heart I am a science technician although my passion is for physics. I am Professional Development Leader for technicians and I have been a...


By the end of this course, you will be able to: 

  • successfully implement new physics 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 physics practicals in your school or college
  • prepare physics practicals from a range of sources, to engage students and others


Technicians supporting physics - day 1 (to be attended face to face)07 June 202111:00-18:30National STEM Learning Centre
Technicians supporting physics - day 2 (to be attended face to face)08 June 202109:00-18:00National STEM Learning Centre
Technicians supporting physics - day 3 (to be attended face to face)09 June 202109:00-16:00National STEM Learning Centre



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