Professional registration

The Association for Science Education, as a licensed body of the Science Council, is empowered under the terms of its Royal Charter to administer Professional Registration awards to individuals who meet the application requirements. Applicants must be active in science teaching and learning in the UK or overseas; this includes teachers and technicians in all state and independent schools, colleges and universities, as well as advisers, inspectors, consultants and researchers.

These awards can help demonstrate your commitment to science education to a wide range of people you will encounter throughout your career, such as:

  • Employers, who can be confident of the quality of a prospective employee
  • Professionals, ensures professional recognition and development for technicians working across science from education to industry
  • Regulatory Authorities, which can be confident in specifying the designation in Acts of Parliament and regulations
  • Parents, governors and other members of society who can be more confident in the competence of an individual
  • Government departments seeking to appoint advisers or consultants, which can be assured about the professional practice of an applicant

You can view the current list of Professional Registrants via the following links: Chartered Science Teachers (CSciTeach), Registered Science Technicians (RSciTech) and Registered Scientists (RSci)

"Being given the RSciTech award has given me the confidence to discuss practicals and equipment with science teachers in our department. It has raised the profile of the breadth and depth of our role in the Senior Management Team and prompted other technical departments to investigate more specific training for their support staff."

Catherine Davidson, RSciTech

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Achieving Chartered status provides you with many benefits including:

  • Recognition of your expertise, experience and commitment
  • A framework to support your future career development 
  • Ability to demonstrate your commitment to employers, colleagues and clients
  • Access to a broader community of scientists working across a huge range of sectors and disciplines

To be eligible to apply for CSciTeach you must have:

  • Individual ASE membership (you cannot apply for CSciTeach if you are only part of a school or corporate membership, you will need an individual ASE membership to proceed with applying for CSciTeach) 
  • An Honours level qualification, with a minimum of 50% of course content in science
  • Four years experience of teaching science following QTS (or equivalence) including additional responsibilities over the past two years
  • A Masters level qualification in education or be able to demonstrate equivalence through experience
  • Meet the required competence standards and be able to demonstrate your impact on science teaching and learning 

Current Fees

£95 one-off application fee
£46.50 annual fee to maintain chartered status. which will be added to your ASE membership renewal

How to apply 

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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.

Upcoming deadlines by midday on: 

  • 8th July 2021 registrants will be confirmed after the Board meet on 23rd  July 2021
  • 4th November 2021 registrants will be confirmed after the Board meet on 20th November 2021

Please get in touch if you need any help with your application, including informal feedback on your draft application, please contact csciteach@ase.org.uk

Maintaining your chartered status

Professional registrants are required to continually maintain and update their professional expertise and competence. A selection of people will be required to submit their CPD for review and they will be notified during October/November by email.

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Achieving Registered Science Technician status provides you with many benefits including:

  • Recognition of your expertise, experience and commitment
  • A framework to support your future career development 
  • Ability to demonstrate your commitment to employers, colleagues and clients
  • Access to a broader community of scientists working across a huge range of sectors and disciplines

To be eligible to apply for RSciTech you must:

  • Have individual ASE membership ​(you cannot apply for RSciTech if you are only part of a school or corporate membership, you will need an individual ASE membership to proceed with applying for RSciTech) 
  • Have ONE of:
    • 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. 
    • A combination of work-based experience 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 experience. OR If you do not meet the above criteria, you will normally need four years relevant and demonstrable experience.

  • Be able to demonstrate the following key competencies:
    • Application of knowledge and understanding
    • Personal responsibility
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Professional practice
    • Professional standards
  • Agree to an annual CPD review
  • Agree to the Code of Conduct of the licensed body (ASE) 

Current Fees

£35 one-off application fee
£20 annual fee to maintain RSciTech status which will be added to your ASE membership renewal

How to apply

 then  then

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.

Upcoming deadlines by midday on: 

  • 8th July 2021 registrants will be confirmed after the Board meet on 23rd  July 2021
  • 4th November 2021 registrants will be confirmed after the Board meet on 20th November 2021

Please get in touch if you need any help with your application, including informal feedback on your draft application, please contact csciteach@ase.org.uk

Maintaining your chartered status

Professional registrants are required to continually maintain and update their professional expertise and competence. A selection of people will be required to submit their CPD for review and they will be notified during October/November by email.

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Achieving Registered Scientist status provides you with many benefits including:

  • Creating a pathway to become a Chartered Science Teacher
  • Providing recognition of your expertise, experience and commitment
  • A framework to support your future career development
  • Ability to demonstrate your commitment to employers, colleagues and clients
  • Access to a broader community of scientists working across a huge range of sectors and disciplines

To be eligible to apply for RSci you must:

  • Have individual ASE membership (you cannot apply for RSci if you are only part of a school or corporate membership, you will need an individual ASE membership to proceed with applying for RSci) 
  • Hold a QCF Level 5 qualification. For example a Foundation Degree, Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE) or Higher National Diploma (HND)
  • Be able to demonstrate the following key competencies:
    • Application of knowledge and understanding
    • Personal responsibility
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Professional practice
    • Professional standards
  • Agree to an annual CPD review
  • Agree to the Code of Conduct of the licensed body (ASE) 

How to apply 

 then  then

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.

Upcoming deadlines by midday on : 

  • 8th July 2021 registrants will be confirmed after the Board meet on 23rd  July 2021
  • 4th November 2021 registrants will be confirmed after the Board meet on 20th November 2021

There is a £25 annual fee to maintain registered status. This will be added to your ASE membership renewal.

Contact

Please get in touch if you need any help with your application, including informal feedback on your draft application, please contact csciteach@ase.org.uk

Maintaining your registered status

Registered Scientists are required to continually maintain and update their professional expertise and competence. A selection will be required to complete the review form in October/November, but they will be notified by email.