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Practical A Level Physics for Technicians

26 February 2020, 9:30 am–4:00 pm

Student Technician Writing

This course is now fully booked. This one-day practical course for science technicians focuses on building the knowledge, key skills and techniques you need to effectively support A level physics teaching.

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020 7612 6325


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UCL Institute of Education
United Kingdom

Please note that this course is now fully booked.

You'll learn how to effectively support a range of practical activities through hands-on experience of a variety of apparatus and experiments.

Course content

The course will cover:

  • the new A level curriculum
  • risks in physics
  • atomic and nuclear physics
  • materials and mechanics
  • electricity and magnetism
  • wave behaviour.

Who the course is for

This course is suitable for all secondary school and college science technicians, supporting A level physics or for those who would like to gain experience in physics support.

Entry requirements

You'll need to be working as a science technician in a school or college.

Learning outcomes

This course will help you to:

  • gain experience in the set-up, use and demonstration of a variety of A level physics equipment and experiments including the majority of the required practicals
  • identify new ideas for software and resources used to support A level physics
  • recognise relevant safety precautions related to experiments and equipment including the identification of hazards and production of risk assessments.

Course structure

The course is delivered mainly as a practical workshop with some lectures/discussion.


You'll get a certificate of attendance on completing the course.


£165 per participant.

Please note that this course is now fully booked.






About the Speaker

Chris Pambou

Chris Pambou is a chief science technician at a very successful inner London college with over 40 years’ experience. He has been training technicians for many years here in the UK and abroad. A RSci and member of the IST, he is passionate in the development and professional registration for technicians. He has been involved in a number of physics projects and is joint author of Salter’s Horner’s AS & A2 Advanced Physics Book and Teachers and Technician Manuals.