IOE - Faculty of Education and Society


The Role of the Senior Science Technician in Schools and Colleges

27 February 2020, 9:15 am–4:00 pm

Science Technician Pointing

This is a one-day course for school or college science technicians in charge of (or aspiring to manage) a team, or who are the sole technicians.

Event Information

Open to







Short Courses
020 7612 6325


Room: TBC
UCL Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way
United Kingdom

It will help you develop the skills needed to:

  • share good practice
  • work cohesively as a team
  • identify and address any changes needed to improve practice.

It will enable you to deliver and enhance the technical service in your school or college and possibly beyond, by training others and setting up local groups.

Course content

The course covers the following:

  • managing and organising the technical service, including the requisition system and associated practical resources
  • communication and working with others
  • training others - induction programmes and appraisals
  • leadership and management
  • keeping up to date with developments in the field.

Who the course is for

This course is suitable for school or college science technicians who manage (or aspire to manage) a team, or who are sole technicians.

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:

  • enhance your leadership skills and team working
  • develop skills to share good practice
  • address key issues that are essential for effective performance in your role
  • evaluate situations and identify any necessary changes to improve practice
  • consider strategies for providing effective technical support, including prioritising and scheduling workloads
  • develop and enhance the technical service delivered in your workplace focussing on the requisition system and associated practical resources.

Course structure

The course is delivered mainly as a lecture with interactive discussion.


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


£165 per participant.

How to book

Credit/Debit card booking

If you can pay by credit/debit card (and you are strongly advised to do so as it saves time) you should click on the Book Now link above which will take you to the UCL online store. You will be asked to register your details and you should follow the online booking procedures. You will be sent an automatic confirmation of your booking initially, while you will receive a further confirmation from the short course team when we have received your booking.


If you wish to pay be invoice please follow these instructions.

  1. You should first obtain a purchase order number from your finance department at your school or college and the name of the person authorising the booking.
  2. Click on the Register Here button below.
  3. Complete and submit the form by clicking on the submit button at the bottom of the form.

Your booking will be handled manually and you will receive a confirmation when your booking has been processed.

Register Here


Further dates

  • 26 June 2020