Registered Scientist (RSci)
Talking about my RSci award really focussed me when preparing for interview, ensuring that I had already reflected on my CPD. - Registered Scientist
Have you improved as a teacher since you began? Have you got a science degree, qualified teacher status and been teaching for a minimum of two years? Have you considered applying for a Registered Scientist Award (RSci)? RSci is a formal stepping stone to show improvement in your standard from qualifying and is available as a benefit of ASE membership.
Registered Scientist is a registered mark recognising excellence in science teaching and learning. We are licensed by the Science Council to award RSci to eligible members. If you are not yet a member of ASE, you can join online. RSci applicants must be active in science teaching and learning in the UK or overseas. This includes teachers in all state and independent schools, colleges and universities, as well as advisers, inspectors, consultants and researchers.
The designation of RSci benefits all those concerned with science teaching as a profession.
RSci is of value to:
To be eligible to apply for RSci you must:
How to apply
There are two routes to apply to become a Registered Scientist.
1. Download and complete the form for your chosen route:
2. Pay initial application fee online or send payment with your application form
3. Submit to firstname.lastname@example.org with copies of your certificates (compulsory)
Your application will be reviewed at the next appropriate Registration Board. You may be asked for additional evidence or clarification at any stage in the application process.
There is a £20 annual fee to maintain registered status. This will be added to your ASE membership renewal.
See the full criteria approved by the Science Council.
Please get in touch if you need any help with your application, including informal feedback on your draft application, please contact email@example.com
Maintaining your registered status
Registered Scientists are required to continually maintain and update their professional expertise and competence.
Find out more about the CPD Standards and our tips for the annual review.
Renewing your award
Dr Bernie Major RSci
"I applied for the award to gain some external recognition for the various teaching and learning activities I have undertaken and also to highlight the importance of continuing professional development to science teachers."