Secondary Science | Technicians

Secondary Science Technicians Courses and network meetings. The following packages provide opportunities to network and learn with colleagues in the same role in other schools. The sessions are aimed at subject leaders and other key school staff. Each session is professionally facilitated by STEM consultants.

Please note, online bookings close 36 hours before course start date. Last minute bookings can be made by email and not the website.

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Upcoming Courses

The Art of the Demonstration

This course is suitable for new teachers and technicians that want to be involved more with demonstrations. The course will explore some key demonstrations in chemistry, physics and biology and how to make their delivery as effective as possible in the classroom. We will cover health and safety and risk assessment, presentation and questioning styles and how to increase the engagement and attainment with students using demonstrations.


Date: 9 November 2021

Venue: Online
Cost: £95 / £190

Science Department Health and Safety

For head of science and senior technicians this short course will cover how to create a science department health and safety policy and explore good risk assessment procedures and policies for the department. We will also look at making sure your department is safe against current guidance, for example chemical storage and safety equipment.


Date: 16 November 2021

Venue: Online
Time: 12pm – 3pm
Cost: £95 / £190

Organising a Technical Service

If you are a technician responsible for a technical service this course will help you explore options on how to make you technical service more effective in providing key resources for your teachers and students. We will look at prep room policies and organisation techniques, how to improve your requisition system, chemical storage and the storage of equipment, prep room and ancillary storage layouts, time management and how to deploy your team or yourself to fulfil your role.

Network for Established Science Teachers

Date: 7 December 2021

Time: 12pm – 3pm
Venue: Online
Cost: £95 / £190

Technician Network – Technician service improvements

With recent changes to the science curriculum now embedded in most schools and colleges, challenges still remain in maximising the enjoyment, engagement and success of learners. This course recognises the pivotal role that technical support staff play and provides the opportunity to meet, discuss and share good practice.

Science Technician

Date: 14 December 2021

Time: 2pm – 3pm
Venue: Online
Cost: £20 / £40

Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Science Learning Partnership (SLP), trading as Developing Teachers of Science Association (DTSA) covers the entire geographical area including Derby and Nottingham for STEM Learning UK. Our aim is to allow all staff to support students to ensure they are the best that they can be. We are proud to have provided teachers, technicians and other educators with high impact, subject-specific professional development in science and the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.