Skills for new technicians NY601 / D22

Start date
4 Jan 23
Duration
6 Days
Location
National STEM Learning Centre, Siwards Way, York YO10 5DD How to find us

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.

 

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

Sessions

DateTimeLocation
Skills for new technicians - day 104 January 202311:00-19:00National STEM Learning Centre
Skills for new technicians - day 205 January 202309:00-19:00National STEM Learning Centre
Skills for new technicians - day 306 January 202309:00-16:00National STEM Learning Centre
Skills for new technicians - day 417 April 202311:00-19:00National STEM Learning Centre
Skills for new technicians - day 518 April 202309:00-19:00National STEM Learning Centre
Skills for new technicians - day 619 April 202309:00-16:00National STEM Learning Centre

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Additional information

If the course you would like to attend is fully booked, please contact enquiries@stem.org.uk to express your interest in being added to a waiting list. We will contact you when the course is due to run again.

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