Essential skills for new technicians

Essential skills for new technicians

All sessions run 13:00-17:00. Please see list of different venues for each session:

Day 1 – 06/10/17– Carmel College, The Headlands, Darlington, Co. Durham DL3 8RW

Day 2 – 31/10/17- Durham Sixth Form Centre, Providence Row, The Sands, Durham City DH1 1SG

Day 3 – 15/11/17- Emmanuel College, Consett Road, Gateshead, NE11 0AN

Day 4 -29/11/17-  George Stephenson High School, Southgate, Killingworth, Tyne & Wear NE12 6SA

The sessions are deliberately spread across the region and across a variety of schools in order to allow the technicians to see that there is no one size fits all model for a Technician Service.

It is expected that participants will attend all sessions. The fee is for the entire course and represents excellent value for money.



This course is suitable for technicians who are new to the post, or relatively inexperienced. It is designed to give you a deeper understanding of your role and build your confidence in handing unfamiliar equipment and reagents.


You will be able to:

  • gain a deeper understanding of your role within your science department
  • evaluate the systems and procedures involved in the running of an effective technician service
  • understand your responsibilities regarding health and safety
  • become familiar with common equipment chemicals and reagents used in school science teaching and gain confidence in handling these safely
  • practise common science practical activities and procedures