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The Senior Technician: Leadership, training and management of the science technical service

05 July 2022, 9:15 am–4:00 pm

Science Technicians in discussion. Photo: Alejandro Walter Salinas Lopez for UCL.

Please note that this course has now be postponed to Autumn 2022. For more details, please email ioe.shortcourses@ucl.ac.uk

Event Information

Open to

All

Cost

£180.00

Organiser

IOE Short Courses

Location

Room 804
IOE, UCL's Faculty of Education and Society
20 Bedford Way
London
WC1H 0AL
United Kingdom

Please note that this course has now be postponed to Autumn 2022.

For more details, please email ioe.shortcourses@ucl.ac.uk

Course overview

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

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 or contacting 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

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.

Certificates

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

Costs and booking

Please note that this course has now be postponed to Autumn 2022

For more details, please email ioe.shortcourses@ucl.ac.uk

About the Speaker

Stephanie Shaw

Stephanie is a professional tutor and consultant for science technicians who work in an educational setting.