Skills for new technicians NY601

Suitable for those new to the role within a school or college, this CPD activity provides a thorough grounding in the science technician profession.


Summary

This course will provide a thorough grounding in the science technician profession and is suitable for those new to the role within a school or college. Through a range of intensive hands-on sessions we will explore the necessary basic skills a science technician needs to effectively prepare practical lessons.

The course is split into two three-day residential periods. The first part concentrates on core technical skills and includes sessions on health and safety, solutions and gas making, glass working, soldering, greenhouse science, microbiology, repairing equipment and working as a science technician.

The second residential period introduces further practical skills in chemistry, biology, physics and electronics with an additional health and safety session on manual handling and fire safety.

This course may support you with Science Benchmark 4 - Purposeful practical science

Who is it for?

Suitable for those new to the role of secondary science technician within a school or college, this CPD activity provides a thorough grounding in the science technician profession.

What topics are covered?

  • Basic technical science department skills
  • Basic biology, chemistry, physics, datalogging and biotechnology skills
  • How to support a STEM club
  • Understand fire safety
  • Preproom management

How will you learn?

Face to face learning at the National STEM Learning Centre in York

How long is this course?

Six days across two residential periods. Fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course.

Outcomes

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

  • work towards successfully implementing the new skills and knowledge acquired on the course
  • describe and apply policies, procedures and actions that will lead to an effective and efficient technical service
  • describe and explain safety implications and how to address them
  • understand the roles and responsibilities of science technicians in education

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