The criteria for RSciTech
The criteria for RSciTeach, as laid down by the Science Council, is expressed in the following terms:
For RSciTech, the exemplifying educational requirement is a relevant qualification at QCF Level 3, e.g. NVQ Level 3, Vocational Qualifications Level 3, GCE AS and A- Level or Advanced Diplomas.
A technician who holds the LATA NVQ at level 3 is likely to meet the criteria for the award of RSciTech.
Candidates may also meet the requirement by a combination of work-based learning and other qualifications. (Those with a qualification at QCF level 3, or with less than 50% course content in science, are required to typically have at least two years relevant and demonstrable experience. OR If you do not meet the above criteria, you will normally need four years relevant and demonstrable experience.)
The professional skills and attributes that applicants are expected to demonstrate – through a combination of knowledge and experience – are set out in five key areas. Applicants will need to demonstrate how they meet each of the following competencies:
- Application of knowledge and understanding
- Personal responsibility
- Interpersonal skills
- Professional practice
Continuing Professional Development
Licensed bodies are required to monitor the CPD of their registrants annually.
Code of Conduct
Registered Science Technicians will agree to be bound by the code of professional conduct of their Licenced Body as well as by the Science Council.
This is the full standard for RSciTech as published by the Science Council and is given below.
- Registered Science Technician standard
Registered Science Technician standard as published by the Science Council
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