New Technicians Getting Started

17 October 2024
09:00 - 15:00

This one day online course aims at helping new technicians to develop their skills and knowledge to feel more confident and useful in delivering practical work to students and teachers.

Event Type: 
Online event

About the course

This course has been designed by a specialist in school science technical services and will give you a grounding in the key areas for you to start your professional career as a science technician working in a secondary school. 

It is essential to have good audio by way of a speaker and a microphone during the day, to enhance participation when engaging with other technicians.

The course will cover the following areas

· What a technician should and should not do, covering the roles a technician may undertake in a science department.

· Key areas and issues of health and safety in the technical service, including areas of responsibility.

· Core skills and how to develop them, making up chemicals,common equipment you may use and how to use it. (some of these will be demonstrated by the course deliverer).

· Key organisation techniques, requisitions, stock control and securing your chemicals.

· Next steps and sources of information and the opportunity to ask questions about technical roles and services.

Course Outcomes

Participants will -

· Understand the role of a technician

· Be aware of the key health and safety issues and responsibilities surrounding a technician’s role

· Evaluate their own development and areas of need

· Develop some key technical skills

· Describe good practice in prep room organisation

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